Netflix Top 10 Report: ‘Day Shift’, ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ and ‘Purple Hearts’

Netflix Top 10 Report: ‘Day Shift’, ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ and ‘Purple Hearts’

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Extraordinary Lawyer Woo is truly remarkable as it breaks into Netflix’s all-time top 10. purple hearts can tie with the gray man to the most watched Netflix movie of the summer. Here’s your top 10 report for the week of August 8-14, 2022.

Netflix updates its top 10 stats page weekly with 40 new hourly figures from the best movies and shows from the last 7 days. If you want to easily navigate through the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.

Note: In this report of Netflix hours viewed from August 8-14, we will use “Complete Views Equivalent” or CVE, expressed in millions. That means we divide Netflix’s advertised viewing hours by the running time of the movies or series. It allows better comparisons between movies and series but it is not an audience metric either. It is the minimum number of viewings if they were all complete from the first second to the last of the movie or season.


1. Extraordinary Lawyer Woo enters the top 10 overall, but highlights the difficulty of analyzing the hours viewed on Netflix.

Extraordinary Lawyer Woo is one of the biggest international series of the summer but its premiere highlights the difficulty of analyzing the hours viewed on Netflix.

At the time of publication, Extraordinary Lawyer Woo Season 1 is now the eighth biggest premiere for a non-English series, with 288.62 million hours watched worldwide.

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The 10 best international series on Netflix of all time

Before Strange things 4, Netflix changed its methodology for counting hours watched to better reflect how series can now be split or even released on a weekly basis.

For Extraordinary Lawyer WooNetflix will count its first 28 days in total like this:

Total 28 days = Hours watched during the first 28 days after the premiere of Episode 1 on Netflix + Hours watched during the first 28 days after the premiere of Episode 2 on Netflix and so on until the end of the first 28 days of Episode 16. Then , we will only know the final account of Extraordinary Lawyer Woo in mid-September.

That would be easy to understand, but it gets even more complicated.

Hereinafter, Extraordinary Lawyer Woo The episodes have different release dates around the world. For example, in France, episodes arrive two weeks after their premiere in the United States. And we know that Netflix traditionally only counts the first 28-day window after the first release in any territory. That would mean that the third and fourth weeks of viewing of any episode of this series in France would not count towards the 28-day period counted by Netflix for its Top 10 ranking of all time.

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Finally, Extraordinary Lawyer Woo It has another factor that makes it more likely to enter and remain in the Top 10 on Netflix: it is a very long series.

At 16 70-minute episodes (or 1,100 minutes, give or take), it’s the second-longest series to reach the Top 10 of all time, after woman-fragranced coffee and its gargantuan season of 4,140 minutes, and 2-3 times longer than any other series in the Top 10.

All of these factors make it very difficult to truly reflect the audience of the series, and the only number that will be worthwhile will be the number of hours viewed in the last 28 days. Only then can we compare it with other series on an apple-by-apple basis.


two. purple hearts can tie with the gray man as the most watched Netflix movie of the summer.

I don’t think anyone would have bet at the beginning of summer that purple hearts could become the most watched movie of the summer, but it has been beating the gray man during its second and third week, respectively.

Its wait in its third week is one of the best recorded of all Netflix live-action movies released on a Friday (you can probably thank TikTok for that).

It added the equivalent of 22.1 million full views in its third week, ahead of the 18.1 million CVEs that the gray man added in its third week.

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the gray man will end its first 28-day window with around 255 million hours watched, while purple hearts you could end up with around 240 million hours.

Considering the difference in execution time, there is a (slim but still) chance that purple hearts does it better than the gray man in CVEs.


3. Day shift launches to Netflix with a very modest start

With 30 million CVE during its first weekend, Day shift is doing exactly what an American action or comedy normally does on Netflix and represents the eighth-best release for a Netflix movie since June 2021.

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Where can you go from there? Well, the movie has two predictable paths ahead of it after that start. The first is the Sweet girl road that ends at around 68 million CVE after 4 weeks.

The other is the one Last year Y the man from toronto took (uncannily close) and ends up at around 82 million CVE. Less than 68 million would be a disappointment, and more than 82 million would be a huge success.

Too soon to say which one he’ll take, but we’ll know more next week!

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Four. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Y 13: The Musical failed hard.

Do you know how hard it is for an American Netflix original movie NOT to appear in the Top 10? Very very difficult. Only four films have failed to do that so far in 2022:

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  • Apollo 10 1/2: A Children’s Odyssey in the Space Age by Richard Linklater
  • Lena Waite Beauty
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • 13: The Musical

These last two are different from the first two because they are both new adaptations or continuations of existing licenses.

They were released globally, but failed to break into many Top 10 rankings anywhere.

Both are aimed at kids/teenagers, but I don’t have a good explanation why they didn’t make the Top 10. For all I know, it could be a sign that Netflix subscribers hate seeing colons in movie titles. but I’m sure the algorithm already figured that out.

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