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Sex Education return debuts at Netflix #1

September 27, 2023

The fourth and final season of Sex Education debuted atop Netflix’s English TV List with 12 million views in the week commencing September 18th. Docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal returned to the list with Season 2 debuting at #2 (7.6 million views) while Season 1 re-entered the list landing in the #10 spot (2.4 million views). Other new titles for the week included Season 5 of reality dating series Love Is Blind debuting at #7 (3 million views) and comedy special Kountry Wayne: A Woman’s Prayer entering the list at #8 (2.6 million views). Fans flocked to their favorites with One Piece taking the #3 (6.2 million views) spot, Season 5 of comfort series Virgin River coming in at #4 (4.9 million views), Season 1 of docuseries Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons landing at #5 (4 million views) and Season 2 of Surviving Summer grabbing the #6 spot (3.4 million views) all returning to the list.

Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy’s rom-com Love At First Sight had its sights set on #1 for the second week in a row on the English Films List with 15.2 million views, making it the most watched title of the week. Family action flick Spy Kids: Armageddon debuted at #2 (6.7 million views) while Nigerian thriller The Black Book opened at #4 (5.6 million views). Adam Sandler’s family comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah spent its fifth week on the list at #10 (2.5 million views).

The top three spots on the Non-English TV List were occupied by returning favourites — like German limited psycho-thriller series Dear Child at #1 (10.4 million views), Spanish limited thriller series Burning Body at #2 (3.7 million views) and Mexican limited drama series Thursday’s Windows at #3 (3.7 million views). Korean titles dominated the list with western drama Song of the Bandits debuting at #6 (1.7 million views), romantic comedy Destined With You coming in at #5 (1.7 million views), and romantic drama A Time Called You at #7 (1.6 million views). Rounding out the list were Season 2 of Japanese anime series Kengan Ashura debuting at #4 (2.3 million views), French limited drama series Class Act at #8 (1.5 million views), Season 3 of Norwegian fantasy series Ragnarok at #9 (1.2 million views), and Polish drama series Infamy at #10 (1.1 million views).

The new Indian thriller movie Jaane Jaan, starring Kareena Kapoor, debuted atop the Non-English Film List with 8.1 million views, along with new Spanish drama How to Deal With a Heartbreak, which debuted at #7 (1.1 million views). Returning favourites dominated the remainder of the list with Danish period romance Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction coming in at #2 (3.8 million views), Japanese family comedy Once Upon a Crime taking the #3 spot (3.5 million views), followed by Spanish documentary Rosa Peral’s Tapes at #4 (2 million views), Polish hip-hop action thriller Freestyle at #5 (1.8 million views), Chilean dark comedy El Conde at #6 (1.4 million views), and Mexican drama The Great Seduction at #10 (0.8 million views). 

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