Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Day Shift,’ ‘The Sandman,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Topped Weekly Household Streaming Through Aug. 21

Netflix, once again, dominated Nielsen’s weekly household streaming, grabbing nine of the top 10 streamed titles across Nielsen household televisions for the week ended Aug. 21.

In its second weekend of release, original movie Day Shift topped all content, generating 957 million minutes streamed, slightly ahead of perennial chart topper “The Sandman,” with 946 million minutes across 11 episodes, and ongoing cult favorite “Stranger Things,” with 919 million minutes across 34 episodes.

Day Shift stars Jamie Foxx is a blue-collar dad hoping to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter Paige (Zion Broadnax) and to stay in the good graces of his estranged wife Jocelyn (Meagan Good). His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.

The movie finished No. 4 in its premiere week with 982 million minutes viewed. The week was the first in 13 weeks to not have at least one program exceed 1 billion minutes streamed.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Day Shift 1 957
2 Netflix The Sandman (2022) 11 946
3 Netflix Stranger Things 34 919
4 Netflix Never Have I Ever 30 883
5 Netflix NCIS 354 810
6 Netflix Locke & Key 28 776
7 Netflix Grey’s Anatomy 396 702
8 Disney+ Bluey 112 681
9 Netflix Untold (2021) 7 630
10 Netflix Virgin River 42 629

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

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘The Sandman,’ ‘Uncharted’ Move Atop Weekly Charts Through Aug. 14

Netflix original series “The Sandman” (1.38 billion minutes) and action movie Uncharted (1.18 billion) claimed the top two spots in Nielsen’s weekly chart of most-streamed content across U.S. household televisions through Aug. 14. The content bumped perennial chart topper “Stranger Things” to the third spot with 1.12 billion minutes streamed, down from 1.42 billion minutes the previous week.

Recent chart topper “Virgin River” dropped to No. 5 with 934 million minutes streamed — down from 1.38 billion in the previous week. The movie debut of Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg’s action-comedy Day Shift generated 982 million to finish No. 4 and No. 2 on the weekly movie chart.

Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear, which topped all movies in its Disney+ streaming debut the previous week with 1.3 billion minutes, fell nine spots to No. 10 for the week with 700 million minutes consumed.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix The Sandman (2022) 11 1,386
2 Netflix Uncharted (2022) 1 1,185
3 Netflix Stranger Things 34 1,123
4 Netflix Day Shift 1 982
5 Netflix Virgin River 42 934
6 Netflix Locke & Key 28 919
7 Disney+ Bluey 112 917
8 Netflix NCIS 354 764
9 Netflix Cocomelon 18 702
10 Disney+ Lightyear 1 700

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

Netflix: ‘The Sandman’ and ‘Day Shift’ Top Weekly English-Language Content Lists, ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ Is Most-Viewed Title

The Sandman” topped Netflix’s English-language TV List for the third week in a row with 77.24 million hours viewed and appeared in the top 10 in 91 countries for the week ended Aug. 21.

Additionally, streamers were treated to a two-part bonus episode of the dark fantasy series, which featured the stories “A Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope.” Subscribers also sought out “Never Have I Ever” as seasons one and two (17.01 million hours viewed and 16.77 million hours viewed, respectively) jumped into the top 10 list. Season three was in the No. 2 slot with 59.45 million hours viewed. “Stranger Things” season four with 28.8 million hours viewed, season three of “Locke & Key” with 28.31 million hours viewed, and season four of “Virgin River” with 20.47 million hours viewed all had staying power. “Mystery thriller Echoes” entered the list with 25.63 million hours viewed. The limited series was in the top 10 in 31 countries. 

Fans continued to bond with “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” The Korean drama continued to hold the No. 1 spot on the non-English TV List with 77.43 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title for the week. The series also climbed the “Most Popular” list to the No. 6 spot, with a total of 341.46 million hours viewed. New entrants on the list during the week included Mexican drama “High Heat” (27.68 million hours viewed) and Spanish thriller “A Girl in the Mirror” (7.92 million hours viewed). Korean thriller “A Model Family” jumped to the third spot with 19.77 million hours viewed. Returning favorites were K-drama “Alchemy of Souls,” Turkish drama “Another Self,” Spanish drama “Alba” and Brazilian drama “Good Morning Verônica.”

 
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On the English Films List, J.J. Perry’s Day Shift staked its claim in the top spot with 63.39 million hours viewed. The vampire buddy comedy was in the top 10 in 93 countries. Lili Reinhart’s romantic comedy Look Both Ways took viewers on parallel journeys. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu and written by April Prosser, the film entered the list at No. 2 with 48.06 million hours viewed. Love takes an unexpected turn as The Next 365 Days debuted with 39.31 million hours viewed, appearing in the top 10 in 92 countries. After four weeks, Purple Hearts remained in the hearts and minds of viewers, pulling in an additional 23.41 million hours viewed. The film also entered the “Most Popular” list in the seventh spot and has now amassed 220.61 million hours viewed. Kicking off the new season of the sports anthology series “Untold,” the documentary Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist captivated viewers and had 20.05 million hours viewed. The Russo Brothers-directed action-adventure The Gray Man was in the sixth spot and had 14.64 million hours viewed. Epic animated adventure The Sea Beast continued to keep families entertained as the film had 8.12 million hours viewed. Closing out the list was the cute and cuddly documentary Inside the Mind of a Cat with 6.99 million hours viewed. 

Debuts on the non-English Films List included Norwegian teen drama Royalteen at No. 1 with 11.91 million hours viewed, and Japanese sci-fi film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar coming in fourth with 5.82 million hours viewed. Fans flocked to some of their favorites — Spanish thriller Code Name: Emperor, Korean action-adventure Carter, which also landed in the No. 8 spot on the “Most Popular” list with a total of 61.15 million hours viewed, Indian dark comedy Darlings, German Horror Blood Red Sky, Argentinian documentary Bankrobbers: The Last Great Heist and Indian action-adventure RRR — all made an appearance on the list. 

JustWatch: Netflix’s ‘The Sandman,’ Hulu’s ‘Prey’ Repeat as Top Weekly Streamed TV Show, Movie

Hulu’s Prey, the fifth installment (and prequel) in the “Predator” sci-fi/action movie franchise, again topped all streaming movies for the week ended Aug. 14, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks more than 20 million users’ monthly streaming choices across 54 countries. Netflix’s new original sci-fi series “The Sandman” was the most-streamed episodic content for the second consecutive week.

AMC+ original series “Better Call Saul” finished No. 2 as the “Breaking Bad” spin-off series reached its final episode, while Peacock/Paramount+ access to “Yellowstone” returned the popular Kevin Costner series to the podium. Warner Bros. Pictures’ biopic Elvis finished No. 2, while the death of Olivia Newton-John resulted in nostalgic streaming resurgence in the 1978 movie musical Grease, co-starring John Travolta.

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Reelgood: Hulu’s ‘Predator’ Movie Prequel ‘Prey’ Tops Weekly Streaming

Hulu’s Prey, the fifth installment (and prequel) in the Predator sci-fi/action movie franchise, topped all streaming content for the week of Aug. 4-10, according to new data from Reelgood, which cites uses first-party data from how its five million users in the U.S. interact with movies and TV shows on the platform in real-time.

Netflix’s new series “The Sandman” ranked No. 2, with praised reviews, and AMC+ original series “Better Call Saul” finished No. 3 as the “Breaking Bad” spin-off series approaches its final episode. New during the week is the movie drama Thirteen Lives, available on Amazon Prime Video, Uncharted on Netflix, and Pixar Animation movie Lightyear on Disney+.

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Top 10 Shows and Movies of the Week

1.  Prey (Hulu)
2. “The Sandman” (Netflix)
3. “Better Call Saul” (AMC+ and Netflix)
4. “Black Bird” (Apple TV+)
5.  Thirteen Lives (Amazon Prime Video)
6.  Uncharted (Netflix)
7. “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
8.  The Gray Man (Netflix)
9. “Uncoupled” (Netflix)
10. Lightyear (Disney+)

Netflix: ‘Purple Hearts’ Tops English Films List, While ‘The Sandman’ No. 1 Series Through Aug. 7

Tthe romantic drama Purple Hearts topped Netflix’s English Films List with 102.59 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title the week ended Aug. 7. Starring Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, the film appeared in the top 10 in 93 countries.

In its third week, Ryan Gosling’s actioner The Gray Man pulled in an additional 38.9 million hours viewed. The film also entered the streamer’s “Most Popular” list in the sixth spot and has now amassed 223.93 million hours viewed. Love is in the air (or not) as Wedding Season entered the list with 18.6 million hours viewed and in the top 10 in 82 countries. The Sea Beast came in fifth with 14.34 million hours viewed. 

Over 30 years after the release of the initial comic book upon which it is based, Netflix subs are streaming “The Sandman,” which debuted in the No. 1 spot on the English TV list with 69.48 million hours viewed. Over the course of 10 episodes, audiences are taken on an epic fantasy where “dreams never die.” Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series appeared in the Top 10 in 89 countries.

Meanwhile, the survival thriller “Keep Breathing” was No. 2 with 54.73 million hours viewed. While fans await season five, the drama in season four of “Virgin River” kept fans entertained. The series had 46.93 million hours viewed. In its 11th week, “Stranger Things” season four remained on the list with 44.76 million hours viewed, with season three closing out the list with 17.04 million hours viewed.

From Emmy Award-winning co-creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, “Uncoupled” made its way onto the list with 26.52 million hours viewed. The rom-com starring Neil Patrick Harris was in the top 10 in 47 countries. With 20.28 million hours viewed, investigative docu-series “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99″ gave members a glimpse into the festival gone wrong

On the non-English films list, new entrants pulled viewers in. Korean action-adventure Carter had 27.3 million hours viewed, Mexican comedy Don’t Blame Karma! had 12.31 million hours viewed, Indian dark comedy Darlings had 10.21 million hours viewed and German drama Buba had 3.08 million hours viewed.

Returning films on the list included Argentinian thriller Recurrence (11.37 million hours viewed), Filipino comedy The Entitled (6.46 million hours viewed), Polish comedy Too Old For Fairy Tales (4.07 million), German horror Blood Red Sky (2.59 million hours viewed), Indian action-adventure RRR (2.55 million hours viewed) and Taiwanese horror Incantation (2.43 million hours viewed). 

Fans also came back for some of their favorites. South Korean drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” came in No. 1 on the non-English TV List with 67.01 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, another K-drama “Alchemy of Souls” had 20.1 million hours viewed, Spanish romantic drama “Alba” had 17.37 million hours viewed, season two of Mexican drama “Rebelde” had 8.76 million hours viewed and Korean drama “Remarriage & Desires” had 7.54 million hours viewed. Entering the list for the first time was Turkish romantic drama “Anotherself” with 31.2 million hours viewed, and seasons one and two of “Good Morning Verônica,” with 9.26 million hours viewed and 14.79 million hours viewed, respectively.  

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JustWatch: ‘Prey,’ ‘The Sandman’ Top Weekly Streamed Movie, TV Show Through Aug. 7

There’s a new world order when it comes to most-streamed movies and TV shows. Hulu original movie Prey was the most-streamed movie through Aug.7, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks more than 20 million users’ monthly streaming choices across 54 countries. Netflix original sci-fi series “The Sandman” was the most-streamed episodic content.

The success of Prey ended A24’s recent domination among feature films with Everything, Everywhere All at Once, which still finished as the No. 2 streamed movie, ahead of acclaimed indie film Licorice Pizza.

Among episodic programming, perennial chart toppers “Better Call Saul” on AMC+ and “The Bear” on Hulu rounded the podium of most-streamed shows last week.

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