October 18, 2022
It was a good week to be showrunner Ryan Murphy. The television writer, director, and producer had three shows on Netflix’s weekly top 10 streaming charts through Oct. 16.
Since its debut on Oct. 13, Murphy’s real-estate thriller “The Watcher” topped all English language views with 125.01 million hours viewed across 90 countries. Starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, the series was in the top 10 in 90 countries. Previous chart topper “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” pulled in an additional 122.78 million hours viewed across 92 countries.
The drama about the infamous serial killer has now accumulated 824.15 million total hours viewed on the streamer’s all-time most-popular list. And on the English language movies list, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, based on the novel by Stephen King and produced by Murphy, had 20.08 million hours viewed.
Separately, “The Midnight Club,” based on the book series by Christopher Pike, generated 49.87 million hours viewed. Documentary series “Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes,” generated 27.71 million hours, while season five of “Dynasty” had 18.23 million hours viewed. The third season of “Bling Empire” had 10.63 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, new entrants on the list include Netflix’s latest animation series, “The Oddballs,” with 11.9 million hours viewed, and reality-competition series “The Mole,” with 9.64 million hours viewed.
On the English-language movies list, Mila Kunis’ Luckiest Girl Alive emerged No. 1 with 57.01 million hours viewed for the second week in a row. The Curse of Bridge Hollow debuted with 25.12 million hours viewed. The Redeem Team, which chronicles the 2008 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team at the Beijing Olympics, generated 10.29 million hours viewed. Ana de Armas’ impressive performance as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde saw another 6.09 million hours viewed.
For the first time, a Polish series took the top spot on the non-English-language TV List. “High Water” had 31.04 million hours viewed. German historical drama “The Empress” finished No. 2 with 28.08 million hours. Spanish thriller “Holy Family” and Korean mystery “Glitch” debuted on the list with 8.51 million hours and 7.44 million hours viewed, respectively. Viewers continued to discover recent hits, including Korean dramas “Little Women” (week six) with 24.99 million hours viewed, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (week 15) with 12.15 million hours viewed, “Alchemy of Souls” (week 15) with 7.75 million hours viewed and “Young Lady and Gentleman” (week eight) with 7.07 million hours viewed, as well as Mexican drama “El Rey, Vicente Fernández” (week five) with 9.36 million hours viewed.
Brazilian romantic comedy Someone Borrowed entered the non-English-language chart No. 1 with 27.38 million hours viewed, while Filipino drama Dollhouse debuted with 4.74 million hours viewed. German horror Old People, Uruguay drama Togo, Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha, Italian romantic company, Jumping from High Places, African fantasy-drama Aníkúlápó and Indian rom-com Plan A Plan B, all returned to the list.