Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Ozark: Season 4 — Part 1’ Generated Nearly 3 Billion Streaming Minutes in Debut

Last month’s release of the first part of season four of “Ozark” on Netflix completely dominated Nielsen’s weekly top 10 streaming charts through Jan. 23. The debut saw more than 2.9 billion minutes streamed across 37 episodes of the Byrde family drama co-starring Jason Bateman, Julia Garner and Laura Linney, among others.

The tally was almost enough to offset the combined streaming minutes of the next three programs on the chart: Animated musical Encanto with 1.5 billion minutes on Disney+, 1 billion minutes across eight episodes of “Archive 81,” and 732 million minutes for 354 catalog episodes of “NCIS” — both on Netflix.

The week overall was the sixth highest in streaming since Nielsen launched its top 10 charts tracking over-the-top video consumption across household televisions.

“All six of those weeks have been since Christmas 2021,” said Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy at Nielsen. “So, the year really got off to a strong start.”

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Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Netflix: ‘The Royal Treatment,’ ‘Ozark’ Again Dominate Weekly Streaming

Netflix subscribers streamed nearly 26.5 million hours of original movie The Royal Treatment across 94 countries to place the romantic comedy atop the streamer’s global top 10 feature films consumed in its second week release through Jan. 30.

The film topped newcomer Home Team, which tracked 21 million hours across 69 countries to finish No. 1 in the United States, and Munich: The Edge of War with 17.3 million hours across 85 countries in its second week.

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Among episodic programming, the first half of season four of “Ozark ” topped all shows with 96.3 million hours streamed across 74 countries in its second week of access. The critically acclaimed series starring Jason Bateman, Julie Garner and Laura Linney, among others, easily bested season one of new show “The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window” with 40 million hours streamed across 48 countries.