Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending May 7, 2023.
Every Tuesday, Netflix updates its Top 10 Stats page with 40 new figures per hour for the top movies and shows from the past seven days. If you want to easily explore the top 10 data by hour, check out our tool, which has just been updated with even more Nielsen top 10 data.
Note: In this report of Netflix hours watched from May 1, 2023 to May 7, 2023, we will use “Full View Equivalent” or CVE, expressed in millions. That means we divide the hours watched advertised by Netflix by the running time of the movies or series. It allows for better comparisons between movies and series, but it is not an audience metric. It is the minimum number of viewings if they were all complete from the first second to the last of the movie or season.
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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story supreme queen
Published three days before the coronation of King Carlos III, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story she has also been crowned a queen of her own as the rule of Thursday releases.
With a 25.6 million CVE release, it surpassed The vigilant and set a new record for the launch of a new series premiering on a Thursday.
When we compare it to the release of season 2 of Bridgertonwe can see that queen charlotte it had a less successful launch, but we can estimate that it could end up around the 60-70 million CVE mark after its first 28 days.
Since it’s a limited series, we’re not expecting a second season, but other stories set in the Bridgerton universe are now obvious.
alias makes the top 10 list of all time!
After its excellent second week, the French action film alias it is now on its way to becoming one of the top four international Netflix movies of all time. After ten days, it has already surpassed all French Netflix movies released so far and now sits eighth in our own CVE All-Time Top 10, just behind Below zero and in front of All quiet from the western front.
How high can you go? As it is, you can finish your first 28 day run with 105-110 million hours watched (about 60 million CVEs).
The tailor set a new record
With a second season already announced and scheduled for August, the Turkish series The tailor got off to a very good start with 5.6 million CVEs over its first six days. It’s a new record for a new international series launched on a Tuesday, but given that it’s only the second in our data set, that’s not saying much.
A man named Otto shows the star power of Tom Hanks.
In an otherwise lackluster list of English-language movies this week (due to the lack of a major Netflix US movie in the past two weeks), the most-watched English-language movie on Netflix last week was a man named otto which only launched in the US on Saturday, giving it just two days to pick up the watched hours (it also airs in India). However, the film managed to top the list in first place with 6.4 million CVEs.
It also showcased the star power of Tom Hanks as he made the best pitch for a Sony movie released on Netflix on a Saturday, even surpassing Bullet trainwhich notably was a bigger box office draw in US theaters.