August 2, 2022
For a second consecutive week, Netflix’s “Virgin River” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals and the service’s The Gray Man led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended July 31.
Season four of “Virgin River” began streaming July 20. As the season starts, despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel has a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him.
The Gray Man, which started streaming July 22, stars Ryan Gosling, Billy Bob Thornton and Chris Evans. In the film, when the CIA’s most skilled operative — whose true identity is known to none — accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.
Landing at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was the romance Purple Hearts, which began streaming on Netflix July 29. In the film starring singer-actress Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, an aspiring musician agrees to a marriage of convenience with a soon-to-deploy Marine, but a tragedy turns their fake relationship all too real.
Coming in at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was the black comedy drama Not Okay, which started streaming on Hulu July 29. It stars Zoey Deutch as a young woman who finds followers and fame when she poses as the survivor of a deadly attack. She soon learns that online notoriety comes with a terrible price.
Remaining at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” season two of which began streaming in weekly episodes June 28. In the season, following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue — the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.
Landing at No. 3 was “Big Brother,” season 24 of which started streaming on Paramount+ July 6. In the reality series, people live together in a house outfitted with cameras and microphones recording their every move.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended July 31:
- “Virgin River” — Netflix
- “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
- “Big Brother” (U.S.) — Paramount+
- “Stranger Things” — Netflix
- “Harley Quinn” — HBO Max (Season Premiere)
- “The Orville” — Hulu
- “The Umbrella Academy” — Netflix
- “The Boys” — Prime Video
- “Love Island” U.S. — Peacock
- “Evil” — Paramount+
Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers July 29-31:
- The Gray Man — Netflix
- Purple Hearts — Netflix
- Not Okay — Hulu
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Disney+
- Honor Society — Paramount+
- The Sea Beast — Netflix
- Persuasion — Netflix
- Spider-Man: No Way Home — Starz
- The Lost City — Paramount+
- The Man From Toronto — Netflix