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The Diplomat debuts at Netflix #1

April 26, 2023

Netflix viewers flocked to political dramas as The Diplomat and The Night Agent took the top two spots on the English TV List in the week commencing April 17th.

Starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell, new series The Diplomat was the most viewed title of the week with 57.48 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 86 countries. The Night Agent pulled in an additional 56.65 million hours viewed, cementing itself in the #5 spot on the Most Popular List. After 28 days, the series has had more than 76 million views (626.97 million hours viewed divided by 8.19 runtime hours). Meanwhile, dark comedy Beef was #3 with 42.81 million hours viewed. Season 4 of Love is Blind marked its fifth week on the list, with 39.48 million hours viewed. Other returning titles included Obsession, American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing and Wednesday

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die topped the English Films List for the second week with 25.7 million hours viewed and was in the Top 10 in 92 countries. A Tourist’s Guide to Love (13.4 million hours viewed) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always (6.55 million hours viewed) entered the list. Murder Mystery 2 with 8.39 million hours viewed and more than 98 million views since its premiere (149.57 million hours viewed divided by 1.52 runtime hours) and Chupa also remained on the list. 

In Non-English Films, Mexican comedy Queens on the Run moved into the #1 spot with 14.68 million hours viewed. Thai drama Hunger had 14.08 million hours viewed and entered the Most Popular list in the #9 spot with 68.89 million total hours viewed. Also returning to the list is Spanish horror Phenomena, Korean action-adventure Kill Boksoon and German Academy Award winner All Quiet on the Western Front. Turkish thriller Chokehold and Swedish romantic comedy One More Time debuted on the list. 

On the Non-English TV side, Season 2 of Colombian drama The Marked Heart entered the list in the #1 spot with 52.31 million hours viewed. Viewers also revisited Season 1, which had 26.75 million hours viewed. Also new to the list were Season 2 of Spanish drama Welcome to Eden (Season 1 also returned to the list) and Belgian drama Rough Diamonds. Returning favourites included Korea’s Queenmaker, The Glory and Alchemy of Souls, Part 1

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