Netflix’s expensive foray into live content streaming was a success as comedian Chris Rock’s controversial “Selective Outrage” stand-up act March 4 in Baltimore, Md., placed No. 7 on the streamer’s weekly top 10 English-language TV chart through March 5 — just 24 hours after the live performance. Netflix reportedly paid Rock $20 million for the show, which included pre-and post-performance content featuring a host of stars.
For the second week in a row, season three of “Outer Banks” finished atop the English TV list with 99 million hours viewed. Seasons one and two also remained on the chart with 34.05 million hours viewed and 27.75 million hours viewed, respectively. New to the list is season two of love triangle drama “Sex/Life” with 43.89 million hours viewed, and season two of fashion competition series “Next in Fashion,” starring supermodel Gigi Hadid and designer Tan France, with 16.2 million hours viewed. “Perfect Match” (42.66 million hours viewed), “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” (33.36 million hours viewed), season five of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (26.23 million hours viewed), and “Wednesday” (16.41 million hours viewed) all returned to the chart.
The family-friendly horror movie We Have a Ghost remained in the No. 1 spot on the English films chart with 42.62 million hours viewed and appeared in the top 10 in 93 countries, while the thriller The Strays tallied 14.57 million hours viewed. Romantic comedy Your Place or Mine remained on the chart with 7.5 million hours viewed.
New entrants on the non-English films chart included Polish drama Tonight You’re Sleeping With Me (12.17 million hours viewed), Spanish rom-com Love at First Kiss (10.93 million hours viewed), and Turkish mystery 10 Days of a Good Man (4.84 million hours viewed). Mainstays included Japanese drama Call Me Chihiro, Korean mystery Unlocked, Oscar-nominated German drama All Quiet on the Western Front, Swedish military drama Black Crab and Norwegian thriller Viking Wolf all charted.
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Mexican thriller “Triptych” pulled in an additional 39.65 million hours viewed to remain No. 1 on the non-English TV chart. Korean titles, including “Crash Course in Romance” and “Physical: 100,” as well as Mexican drama “La Reina del Sur” and Italian drama “The Law According to Lidia Poët,” all remained on the chart. Season two of Spanish drama “Wrong Side of the Tracks,” Germany’s “Too Hot To Handle” and French docuseries “Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil” all entered the chart.