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Whip: ‘House of the Dragon’ Posts Day One Global Record; ‘Look Both Ways,’ ‘Never Have I Ever’ Top Weekly U.S. Charts

HBO’s “House of the Dragon” was the most-viewed streaming original globally the first day after its release, according to data from Whip Media, beating out Netflix’s “The Witcher” in 2019 at No. 2 and Disney+’s “Loki” at No. 3 in 2021.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals and the service’s Look Both Ways led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Aug. 21.

“Never Have I Ever,” season three of which started streaming Aug. 12, is a coming-of-age series created by Mindy Kaling about an Indian-American teen who wants to spruce up her social status. It jumped from No. 4 the previous week to the top spot.

Look Both Ways, which debuted on Netflix Aug. 17, is a romantic comedy drama that follows the diverging fates of a college woman based on the results of a pregnancy test.

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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.

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Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s Day Shift, a comedy starring Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg that started streaming Aug. 12. It follows a down-and-out pool cleaner working the day shift to kill vampires.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Hulu’s Prey. The film follows an alien hunter from the long-running “Predator” franchise as it wreaks havoc in the Comanche nation of 300 years ago. It started streaming Aug. 5.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “The Sandman,” which started streaming Aug. 5. The series, based on the Neil Gaiman DC comic book of the same name, tells the story of Morpheus/Dream, who upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, sets out to recover his lost equipment.

Rising from No. 5 to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” Season two of series began streaming in weekly episodes June 28, with the series wrapping up Aug. 23 (after the data period). 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.

 

Top Streaming Originals After Day One:

  1. “House of the Dragon” — HBO — Aug. 21, 2022
  2. “The Witcher” — Netflix — Dec. 20, 2019
  3. “Loki” — Disney+ — June 9, 2021
  4. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” — Disney+ — March 19, 2021
  5. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” — Disney+ — Aug. 18, 2022

 

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Aug. 21:

  1. “Never Have I Ever” — Netflix
  2. “The Sandman” — Netflix
  3. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  4. “Locke & Key” — Netflix
  5. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” — Disney+ (Series Premiere)
  6. “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” — HBO Max
  7. “Love Island” U.S. — Peacock
  8. “A League of Their Own” (2022) — Prime Video
  9. “American Horror Stories” — Hulu
  10. “Harley Quinn” — HBO Max

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers Aug. 16-21:

  1. Look Both Ways — Netflix
  2. Day Shift — Netflix
  3. Prey — Hulu
  4. Orphan: First Kill — Paramount+
  5. Uncharted — Netflix
  6. Lightyear — Disney+
  7. The Next 365 Days — Netflix
  8. The Gray Man — Netflix
  9. The Black Phone — Peacock
  10. Purple Hearts — Netflix

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