Netflix subscribers apparently can’t get enough of “Ozark,” which tracked more than 102 million hours across 82 countries, up 30% from the previous-week period — and enough to top all English-language content on Netflix for the week ended May 8.
The tally was also enough to best “Grace and Frankie” season seven with 23.1 million hours in its second week across 29 countries, and “Bridgerton” season two with 21.2 million hours across 58 countries.
Notably, despite its critical success and popularity on Netflix, “Ozark” doesn’t rank among the streamer’s all-time top 10 English-language series. Garner’s portrayal of fake German heiress Anna Sorokin in “Inventing Anna” ranks No. 6 with almost 512 million hours streamed after 28 days of release.
Among English-language movies, 365 Days: This Day with 27.5 million hours across 89 countries in its second week, followed by Paramount Pictures-licensed Sonic the Hedgehog with 17.1 million hours across 30 countries, and Silverton Siege with 11.1 million hours across 59 countries in its second week of release.
Shondra Rhimes’ limited series “Inventing Anna” topped Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart the week after it launched on Netflix, tripling its viewership to nearly 3.3 billion minutes.
The prior week’s chart topper, the Amazon Original series “Reacher,” slipped to No. 5 during the week of Feb. 14 to 20.
“Inventing Anna” stars Anna Chlumsky as a journalist with a lot to prove who investigates the case of Anna Delvey (played by Julia Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene, along with their money as well.
Another Netflix series, the dating reality series “Love Is Blind,” cracked the top 10 with a No. 2 chart debut — and more than 1.4 billion minutes streamed.
The No. 3 spot went to the animated Disney film Encanto, streaming exclusively on Disney+, with over 1.2 billion minutes.
“Ozark,” with just over 1 billion minutes streamed, placed fourth, while “Reacher” posted 935 million streaming minutes, down from nearly 1.6 billion minutes the prior week.
Persons 2+ Total Minutes Viewed – Week of 2/14/22 – 2/20/22
Number of Episodes
Minutes Streamed (Millions)
Love Is Blind
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.
The new limited series “Inventing Anna” leaped to the top of Netflix’s weekly top 10 chart for most-streamed TV shows in its first week with more than 77 million hours viewed across 88 countries through Feb. 13.
In “Inventing Anna,” a journalist (Anna Chlumsky) with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey (played by Julia Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene — and stole their money as well.
The series topped season two of “Sweet Magnolias” with 58 million hours across 64 countries in its second week of release, and season two of “Raising Dion” with 30 million hours across 40 countries.
Among English-language documentaries, The Tinder Swindler retained its spot atop Netflix’s chart with almost 65 million hours streamed across 94 countries in its second week of release. The two-hour film follows the true story of a serial con artist who stole an estimated$10 million from women he met on the Tinder dating app.
The program bested the first-week release of Tall Girl 2, which tracked 27 million hours across 87 countries, and the second week of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi with 13 million hours across 45 countries.
Netflix has renewed the family crime drama “Ozark” for a 14-episode final season that will be presented in two batches of seven episodes each. The debut dates for the season have not yet been announced.
The fourth and final season of “Ozark” will conclude the story of the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to attempting to establish a criminal enterprise in the Ozarks of Missouri.
Emmy Award nominee Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer, joined behind the camera by series star Jason Bateman, who previously won an Emmy for directing on the show. Other returning cast members include Laura Linney, Julia Garner (who won an Emmy for the second season), Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan and Lisa Emery.
“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” Mundy said in a statement. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”