Pictured: Sex/Life, Outer Banks and Chris Rock Special

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending March 5, 2023.

Every Tuesday, Netflix updates its Top 10 Stats page with 40 new figures per hour of the best movies and shows of the past seven days. If you want to easily browse the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.

Note: In this report of Netflix hours viewed from February 27, 2023 to March 5, 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.

1. external banks Season 3 is still going strong.

outer banks season 3 netflix february 2023

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Even if you lost -36% in your second week, external banks it’s still well ahead of its second season after 11 days.

We’ll see how long it stays in the Top 10, as this week, You S4B will be back in the next few days.

As Netflix points out in their press release, Seasons 1 and 2 have seen a huge increase in viewership.

outer banks season 3 vs season 2 netflix

Outer Banks season 3 vs season 2 CVE audience

2. Murdaugh murders he’s on a rampage.

no stop Murdaugh murders for the second week as it is now above the 30 million CVE mark after 12 days. So far, it is the second most watched documentary series of all time for Netflix, behind only harry and meghan.

Of course, as we mentioned last week, the timing of this docu-series was perfect timing given that murders are in the news constantly after the conclusion of the trial last week.

murdaugh murders vs harry and meghan cve hearing

Murdaugh Murders vs. Harry & Meghan CVE Hearing

3. Sex/Life he lacks passion for his comeback.

The first season of Sex/Life it launched just as Netflix started posting the top 10 charts, so sadly we don’t have the numbers for its first week.

However, we do know that he did pretty well at the time. That’s not something we’ll be writing about upon the launch of Season 2, which debuts with a lackluster 8.5 million CVE after four days.

sex life netflix debut audience cve

It could pick up the pace in its second week, and it’ll be better if it wants another season (not that it’s necessary since the story apparently ends quite satisfactorily. Whatever that means).

4. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage is nowhere to be seen in the global Top 10.

When Chris Rock is done ranting about Will Smith and the slap, he might take some time to rant about the fact that his last selective outrage (and Netflix’s first live experiment) didn’t make the global Top 10 this week. It made it to the US top 10 charts and thus earned a bunch of items. But if she did well, why didn’t she break into the world top 10?

First of all, Netflix decided to put it in the TV section where it has to face series with many more hours of streaming, a fundamental factor when we know that Netflix uses the hours watched for its Top 10.

Another reason is that the special aired live on Saturday at the end of the week and the period that covers the Top 10.

So it’s not surprising not to see it in the global top 10 and even quite an achievement to note that it made the TV Top 10 in the US Seven. We could see it next week; who knows!

chris rock top 10 viewers list

We’ll be back next week for more analysis and top 10 discoveries!