Netflix: ‘The Watcher’ Dominates Streaming Viewership for Second Straight Week

Limited series “The Watcher,” based on true events, topped Netflix’s English language top 10 chart for the second consecutive week with 148.2 million hours streamed through Oct. 23. The show, co-starring Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Mia Farrow and Jennifer Coolidge, has totaled 273.2 million hours viewed since it launched. The limited series was also No. 1 in 65 countries.

Former chart topper “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” generated 69.1 million hours, adding to its tally as the No. 2 most-streamed series on Netflix ever with 856.2 million hours in the first 28 days.

Based on Tembi Locke’s memoir of the same name, “From Scratch” debuted with 32.2 million hours viewed. Starring Zoe Saldana, the cross-cultural love story landed in the top 10 in 74 countries.

New movie The School for Good and Evil debuted atop the English language films chart with 78.8 million hours viewed. Based on the international best-selling series by Soman Chainani, the movie stars Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Horror-comedy The Curse of Bridge Hollow had 25.3 million hours viewed. Mystery-thriller Luckiest Girl Alive came in No. 3 with 19.3 million hours. Inspired by real-life events, The Stranger is a gripping tale that chronicles one of the most notorious crimes in Australian history. The true-crime drama had 17 million hours viewed. Finally, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, adapted from the Stephen King novel and produced by Ryan Murphy (“Dahmer”), had 5.8 million hours viewed.

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Season three of reality TV series “Love is Blind” returned with a new cast looking for romance, generating 24.9 million hours. “The Midnight Club” saw 21.7 million hours streamed. Volume three of “Unsolved Mysteries” returned with 18.9 million hours viewed. Paranormal reality series “28 Days Haunted” entered the chart with almost 13 million hours. Finally, “Wild Croc Territory with Matt Wright” bowed with 11.5 million hours streamed.

For the second week, Brazilian romantic comedy Someone Borrowed topped the non-English language movies chart with 14.1 million hours streamed. Colombian TV drama “Til Money Do Us Part” (21.9 million), German dramas “Barbarians I” and “Barbarians II” (8.3 million and 14.6 million hours, respectively), Italian true-crime docuseries “Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi” (11.6 million hours) and Sweden’s “The Playlist” (10.9 million hours) also made it on the non-English language TV chart.

Korean drama 20th Century Girl entered the non-English language movie chart with 8 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, returning charters included German horror film Old People (3.6 million hours), Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha (3 million hours), Filipino drama Dollhouse (2 million), Dutch drama Forever Rich (2 million hours), Danish thriller Loving Adults (1.8 million) and German horror Blood Red Sky (1.5 million). And on the TV side, Spanish thriller “Holy Family,” Korean dramas “Little Women” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” German historical drama “The Empress,” and Polish drama “High Water” returned to the list.

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Again Dominated Weekly Household Streaming Through July 17

Netflix’s fourth season of original series “Stranger Things,” along with episodes from the previous three seasons, generated a combined 2.95 billion minutes streamed across U.S. household televisions for the week of July 11-17.

The tally was enough to hold off the combined minutes of Netflix original animated movie The Sea Beast, which generated 920 million minutes, as well as Amazon Prime VIdeo’s “The Terminal List,” which generated 887 million minutes across eight episodes.

“Stranger Things” remains Netflix’s most-viewed English-language original series, with the fourth season topping every week of Nielsen’s Top 10 chart since its May 27 debut.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Stranger Things 34 2,947
2 Netflix The Sea Beast (2022) 1 920
3 Amazon Prime Video The Terminal List 8 887
4 Netflix Resident Evil (2022) 8 858
5 Amazon Prime Video The Boys 24 828
6 Netflix/Hulu Alone 49 818
7 Netflix NCIS 354 736
8 Netflix The Umbrella Academy 30 714
9 Netflix Cocomelon 18 692
10 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 396 635

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

Original Content

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Stranger Things 34 2,947
2 Prime Video The Terminal List 8 887
3 Netflix Resident Evil (2022) 8 858
4 Prime Video The Boys 24 828
5 Netflix The Umbrella Academy 30 714
6 Hulu Only Murders in the Building 14 369
7 Disney+ Ms. Marvel 6 357
8 Netflix D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! 4 351
9 Netflix Peaky Blinders 36 320
10 Netflix Ozark 44 276

Licensed Content

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed
1 Netflix/Hulu Alone 49 818
2 Netflix NCIS 354 736
3 Netflix Cocomelon 18 692
4 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 396 635
5 Netflix The Flash 171 529
6 Netflix Gilmore Girls 153 431
7 HBO Max Friends 235 423
8 Netflix Seinfeld 172 397
9 Netflix Heartland 223 393
10 Netflix Supernatural 327 373


Rank SVOD Provider Program Name Number Minutes Streamed
1 Netflix The Sea Beast (2022) 1 920
2 Netflix Sing 2 1 632
3 Netflix Girl in the Picture (2022) 1 483
4 Netflix 12 Strong 1 477
5 HBO Max The Bob’s Burgers Movie 1 431
6 Netflix Persuasion (2022) 1 353
7 Disney+ Zombies 3 1 332
8 Netflix Chips (2017) 1 300
9 Netflix The Man from Toronto 1 254
10 Disney+ Encanto 1 221