Pictured: Shadow and Bone, The Magician’s Elephant, Money Shot: A

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending March 19, 2023.

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

Note: In this report of Netflix hours watched from March 13, 2023 to March 19, 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. Shadow and Bone The return of season 2 disappoints

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In 2021, Netflix shared that the first season of shadow and bone it had been sampled for at least two minutes by 55 million accounts during its first 28 days. Therefore, expectations for Season 2 were relatively high, and suffice it to say that the series disappointed with a lackluster 6.4 million CVEs through the first four days.

When we compare that to other recent season releases of US shows, Shadow & Bone season 2 was barely better than season 2 of warrior nun, and we all know how that was at the end of the series.

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CVE Audience for Shadow and Bone Season 2 Premiere

So let’s hope week two is dramatically better because hopes for a third season and spin-off which, if trends continue, could soon be subject to dust.

2. The Wizard’s Elephant Not exactly the family movie Netflix wanted for Q1

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Mid-March seems to be, at least for Netflix, one of the periods of the year for family movies.

Last year, The Adam Project it was just that, and in 2023, it fell to the animated movie The Wizard’s Elephant to fill the shoes

Long story short, he did well. Not great, but ok with 8 million CVEs for the first three days.

is better than what scrooge He did it in December, but it’s not quite alive, back inside either the sea beast levels. We’ll see how it holds up over the next few weeks, as animated movies tend to lag on the platform.

The magician's elephant cve audience week 1 vs other animated movies

The Magician’s Elephant vs Other Netflix Original Animated Movies

3. Money Shot: The Pornhub Story it lacks stamina in its first week.

Porn or true crime? Netflix subscribers seem to have spoken as Money Shot: The Pornhub Story launched with 8.7 million CVEs during its first five days, far behind the most viewed true crime docs released in recent months. That’s one less great mystery for the universe to answer.

money shot the story of pornhub audience netflix

Money Shot: CVE viewership of the Porn Hub story vs. other Netflix original documentaries.

4. All calm on the west front sees an Oscar surge in its 18th week.

Oscar winner All calm on the west front it was released 18 weeks ago and out of those 18 weeks, it managed to stay in the top 10 for all but one, briefly dipping into week 6.

That’s quite an impressive feat, and this week, the ceremony’s Oscars surge was quite visible as the film doubled in viewing hours from the previous week.

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All Quiet on the Western Front Weekly Hearing – CVE

It’s a hit for sure, but also a moderate one when compared to its release when it garnered most of its audience. Another movie released on Netflix experienced a bump last week, and that was RRR which won the Oscar for best original song.