June 14, 2022
Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things” continues to lure viewers as all four seasons of the original sci-fi fantasy series took the top four spots on the Netflix all-time streaming chart, combining for 308.5 million hours streamed for the week ended June 12.
Netflix reported “Stranger Things” season four now has more than 781 million hours streamed after the first 28 days of availability — the top all-time English-language series. The figure bests “Bridgerton” season two with 656.2 million hours streamed.
Netflix’s all-time top streamed series remains South Korean dystopian game show, “Squid Game,” with more than 1.6 billion minutes consumed after 28 days.
The strong “Stranger Things” response overshadowed the newest original movie from Adam Sandler, Hustle, which generated almost 85 million hours across 92 countries in its debut as the No. 1 English-language movie.
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar, from a screenplay by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. Sandler plays a washed-up NBA scout who discovers a raw but talented player in Spain (Juancho Hernangómez), and tries to prepare him for the NBA draft — while resurrecting his own career.
Other movie podium spots went to Interceptor, with 40.7 million hours streamed across 93 countries in its second week of release. That was followed by the debut of French comedy Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness with 9.8 million hours across 21 countries.
Indian-Hindi epic RRR stayed atop the non-English Films list with 5.23 million hours viewed. Danish drama Toscana was fourth with 2.72 million hours viewed. Comedies still reign supreme with French comedy The Takedown taking the fifth spot (2.23 million hours viewed), Dutch romantic comedy F*ck Love Too in seventh (2.01 million hours viewed) and Spanish comedy The Perfect Family coming in eighth (1.87 million hours viewed). The newest addition to the list, German documentary Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis, had 1.83 million hours viewed.
After four weeks in the number one spot on the non-English TV list, Spanish thriller “Wrong Side of the Tracks” kept audiences entertained with 19.4 million hours viewed. New entrants included Turkish drama “As The Crow Flies” (18.31 million hours viewed), Spanish drama “Intimacy” (15.9 million hours viewed) and psychological thriller, “Two Summers“(12.21 million hours viewed).