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The Gray Man makes strong Netflix debut

The Gray Man clinched the top spot on Netflix’s English Films List in the week beginning July 18th. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the action spy thriller had 88.55 million hours viewed. The film, which stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jessica Henwick and Billy Bob Thornton, was #1 in the Top […]

July 27, 2022

The Sea Beast sets Netflix viewing record

Animated adventure movie The Sea Beast held on to the Netflix #1 spot on the English Films List in the week beginning July 11th, and now holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an animated film with 68.11 million hours viewed. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams, the film […]

July 20, 2022

The Sea Beast takes #1 on Netflix Top 10

Animated movie The Sea Beast debuted atop the Netflix English Films List with 33.52 million hours viewed for the week beginning July 4th. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), and featuring the voice talent of Karl Urban, Dan Stevens and Jared Harris, the film was in the Top 10 in […]

July 13, 2022

Data: Stranger Things boosts D&D searches by 600%

Analysis of Google search data from reveals that online searches around how to play Dungeons and Dragons have exploded globally since the release of Season 4 of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix on May 27th. Searches for specific terms such as ‘How to play Dungeons and Dragons’ have soared by 600 per cent since […]

July 13, 2022

Study: 26% of YA feel lost when a TV series ends

Whilst over a third of young adults (36 per cent) look forward to the escapism that comes with new TV shows, a study commissioned by Samsung UK reveals that over a quarter (26 per cent) feel ‘lost’ or ‘empty’ when a TV series ends. The research reveals that on average young adults will spend seven […]

July 12, 2022

Data: Master of Puppets downloaded 17.5m times in a week

Metallica’s Master of Puppets track placed in the UK Official Charts, debuting at number #47, after it featured in a dramatic scene in the season finale of Netflix’s Stranger Things season 4 which premiered on July 1st. The song has received an overwhelming public response and has raked in almost 17.5 million downloads on Spotify […]

July 11, 2022

Netflix rolls out spatial audio

Netflix is rolling out spatial audio to all its subscribers around the world, in partnership with audio tech specialist Sennheiser. Netflix says spatial audio helps to translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, so the work creators do to bring viewers into the story happens no matter what device is being used […]

July 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: Rising adult content in Stranger Things

A report from US advocacy body the Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) analysing all four seasons of Netflix’s Stranger Things finds that the TV-14-rated programme has steadily introduced more explicit adult content with each new season, resulting in an increase of uncensored profanity and graphic violence. Stranger Things has become a hit with multi-generational […]

July 8, 2022

Duffer Brothers form Upside Down Pictures

The Duffer Brothers, the duo behind hit series Stranger Things, have announced their new production company, Upside Down Pictures, for film and television projects as part of their overall deal with Netflix. According to The Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross), Upside Down Pictures will “aim to create the kind of stories that inspired the Duffers […]

July 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Stranger Things 4 returns to Netflix #1

New episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 made the sci-fi series the most viewed Netflix title for the week commencing June 27th – appearing in the Top 10 in 93 countries. The series holds the #1 spot on the Most Popular English TV List with 1.15 billion hours viewed. Additionally, Seasons 1-3 of Stranger Things […]

July 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare