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Arnie’s FUBAR debuts at Netflix #1

May 31, 2023

Netflix’s new action series FUBAR, fronted by Hollywood legend and the company’s Chief Action Officer Arnold Schwarzenegger, debuted in the #1 spot on the Netflix English TV List with 88.94 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title in the week commencing May 22nd. With over 12 million views (88.94 million hours viewed divided by 7.13 runtime hours), the action-comedy, which is Schwarzenegger’s first-ever TV series, appeared in the Top 10 in 90 countries. 

Viewers continued to visit the Bridgerton-verse as Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story had 42.9 million hours viewed on the English TV List. Since its debut, the series has had over 66 million overall views (432.2 million hours viewed divided by 6.49 runtime hours) and was in the Top 10 in 91 countries. Meanwhile, Season 2 of Bridgerton remained on the list. In its second week, To All The Boys spinoff XO, Kitty came in #2 with 63.78 million hours viewed. Season 6 of Selling Sunset, Season 2 of Firefly Lane and The Night Agent all returned to the list. Fans revisited limited series Maid, which jumped back into the list in the #8 spot.

On the Non-English TV side, Spanish thriller Muted moved into the #1 spot with 46.52 million hours viewed. Viewerss flocked to returning titles including Korean dramas Doctor Cha and The Good Bad Mother, Korean post-apocalyptic action series Black Knight and Seasons 1 and 2 of Colombian drama The Marked Heart. New to the list was Season 2 of music reality competition series Rhythm & Flow France, the first French reality series to enter the Top 10.

Jennifer Lopez’s The Mother kept the action going on the English Films List where it was #1 for the third week in a row with 34.69 million hours viewed. With 212.8 million total hours viewed, the action-thriller now has over 108 million views (212.8 million hours viewed divided by 1.96 runtime hours).

Two documentaries claimed their spot on the English Films List — Victim/Suspect with 6.6 million hours viewed and Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me with 5.55 million hours viewed. 

New entrants dominated the Non-English Films List with Polish action-adventure Mother’s Day (24.25 million hours viewed), German drama Blood & Gold (13.83 million hours viewed), Spanish horror Tin & Tina (12.7 million hours viewed), German comedy Hard Feelings (10.89 million hours viewed) and Mexican drama Where the Tracks End (6.92 million hours viewed) all making their first appearances. Returning titles included Dutch psychological thriller Faithfully Yours, political satire ¡Que viva México!, French family film Astérix & Obélix: The Middle Kingdom and Hindi-language dramedy Kathal – A Jackfruit Mystery.    

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