Netflix Launches Fan Site Highlighting Canadian Filming Locations

Netflix has launched a fan website affording insider access to filming locations used for some of the SVOD pioneer’s original series, including “Virgin River,” “The Umbrella Academy” and “Restaurants on the Edge,” among others.

Dubbed “Netflix in Your Neighborhood,” the streamer characterizes the site as a “window” into some of the Canadian cities and towns that have “enriched our films and series, and captivated audiences worldwide.”

Site visitors can search filming locations by a film or series title, or by province. Users can also access directions to these destinations, and see how they’ve been featured on Netflix.

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“We’ve filmed hundreds of productions across Canada and the site will feature some current highlights, as well as select new titles, once they are released,” Lindsey Scully, with Netflix’s marketing department, wrote in a post.

Netflix cited third-party data that suggests viewers of content filmed in Canada are more than twice as likely to want to visit the country. Indeed, the data found that viewers streaming the series “Somebody Feed Phil,” which has an episode dedicated to Montreal, were 79% more interested in Canada’s food and drink and 76% more interested in Canadian cities.

“Through Netflix, members can discover many different parts of Canada, encouraging them to look at these Canadian destinations through a new lens,” Scully wrote.

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’ Swamps Weekly Streaming Minutes Through July 25

The Netflix original series “Virgin River” is no more, even though it was the top streaming show the week ended July 25, with more than 1.27 billion minutes across 30 episodes, according to new data from Nielsen.

For the second week, the series topped the competition, including the Disney+ original series “Loki,” which landed at No. 4, with 386 million minutes across six episodes.

Weekly runner-ups in total minutes streamed included licensed shows “Manifest,” with 939 million minutes across 29 episodes, and “Grey’s Anatomy,” with 723 million minutes across 376 episodes.

The top-streamed movie of the week: Luca on Disney+ with 424 million minutes, which bested catalog title Twilight Zone on Netflix with 342 million minutes.

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

 

Licensed content:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 NETFLIX MANIFEST 29 939
2 NETFLIX GREYS ANATOMY 376 723
3 NETFLIX COCOMELON 12 679
4 NETFLIX CRIMINAL MINDS 316 630
5 NETFLIX NCIS 353 514
6 NETFLIX DOWNTON ABBEY 50 407
7 NETFLIX HEARTLAND 215 382
8 NETFLIX SUPERNATURAL 328 294
9 NETFLIX BONES 245 292
10 NETFLIX SCHITTS CREEK 80 278

Movies:

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 DISNEY+ LUCA (2021) 1 454
2 NETFLIX TWILIGHT 1 342
3 NETFLIX BLOOD RED SKY 1 296
4 NETFLIX GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE 1 290
5 NETFLIX THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON 1 284
6 NETFLIX THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE 1 244
7 NETFLIX THE TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 1 198
8 AMAZON THE TOMORROW WAR 1 194
9 DISNEY+ RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON 1 187
10 NETFLIX TROLLHUNTERS: RISE OF THE TITANS 1 187

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’ Tops ‘The Crown’ On Weekly Chart

The new Netflix romantic series “Virgin River” bumped “The Crown” from atop Nielsen’s weekly (through Dec. 6, 2020) Top 10 chart of most-streamed content on the living room television.

The 20-episode arc about a nurse practitioner from LA searching for a fresh start, who moves to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds, generated 1.79 billion minutes of consumption, topping “The Crown” with 1.45 billion minutes across 40 episodes. The series stars Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson and Tim Matheson, among others.

Podium mainstay “The Office” topped 1.31 billion minutes across 192 episodes as the former NBC comedy series entered its final month on Netflix before moving to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service on Jan. 1, 2021.

Other new arrivals to the chart included Netflix original series “Selena: The Series” in the No. 5 spot with 823 million minutes across 9 episodes; and long running The CW’s “Supernatural,” which now streams on Netflix in No. 6 spot with 694 million minutes across 327 episodes.

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