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The Lincoln Lawyer at Netflix #1

August 9, 2023

Returning series had a strong showing on Netflix in the week commencing Juy 31st with The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 lheading back to the top of the English TV List following the release of Part 2 with 6.7 million views for the week, bringing its total views for the season to 23.3 million. Season 1 re-entered the list in the #6 spot with 2.1 million views. Fans celebrated the return of Nick and Charlie, sending Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age series Heartstopper to the #2 spot with 6.1 million views. Tongue-in-cheek documentary How to Become a Cult Leader debuted in fifth place with 2.3 million views. Returning favourites rounded out the list with The Witcher Season 3 at #3 (5.4 million views), Sweet Magnolias Season 3 at #4 (2.9 million views), Fatal Seduction at #7 (1.9 million views), Too Hot to Handle at #8 (1.9 million views) and CoComelon at #10 (1.6 million views).

On the English Films List, action-adventure Hidden Strike, starring Jackie Chan and John Cena, landed on top of the list at #1 for the second week in a row, while documentaries Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food (5.1 million views) and Untold: Jake Paul the Problem Child (3.3 million views) entered at #4 and #10, respectively. Returning titles dominated the rest of the list with Happiness for Beginners climbing to #2 (13.1 million views), Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie following at #3 (12.5 million views), Missing: The Lucie Blackman Case coming in at #5 (5 million views) and They Cloned Tyrone continuing its three-week Top 10 streak, ranking eighth (3.6 million views).

German dystopian-thriller Paradise (15.5 million views) held onto the #1 spot on the Non-English Films List, followed by Polish action-thriller Soulcatcher (11.6 million views), which debuted at #2. New entrants for the week included Japanese black comedy Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (6.6 million views) at #3, South African action-thriller Big Nunu’s Little Heist (1.2 million views) at #8, Thai comedic-thriller The Murderer at #9 (1.1 million views) and Saudi-Arabian comedy Head to Head at #10 (1 million views). Repeat appearances on the list came from Korean sports comedy Dream (3.3 million views) in fourth, Mexican true-crime documentary The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders (2.1 million views) in fifth and Spanish dystopian-thriller Bird Box Barcelona (1.6 million views) in sixth.

The Spanish romantic-comedy limited series A Perfect Story led the Non-English TV List with 6.8 million views. Korea had three titles on the list, including the romantic-comedy King of the Land at #3 (3.6 million views),  drama D.P. Season 2 at #5 (2.9 million views) and fantasy The Uncanny Counter: Season 2: Counter Punch which debuted at #7 (2.2 million views). Turkish drama The Tailor made two appearances on the list, with Season 2 rising to #2 (4.3 million views) and Season 1 following in ninth place (2 million views). Japan took two spots with the animes Baki Hanma Season 2 at #4 (3.5 million views) and My Happy Marriage at #6 (2.9 million views). Brazilian YA drama Sintonia Season 4 took ninth place with 1.8 million views.

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