Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending May 21, 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 browse the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.
Note: In this report of Netflix hours watched from May 15, 2023 to May 21, 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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no stop Mother
Last week, we wrote that Mother achieved the fifth best opening weekend for a Netflix original movie opening on a Friday and this week, Mother she even outdid herself. It climbed to the fourth best release after ten days for a Netflix original movie opening on a Friday, surpassing the unforgivable and murder mystery 2. How high can you go? It’s definitely in the top 10 of all time, but we predict the movie will end up around 220-225 million hours watched, enough to be the 8th most watched Netflix movie in its first 28 days.
faithfully yours debuts strong
Dutch takeover faithfully yours it had a very good opening week with 18.2 million CVEs during its first 5 days and the second highest opening of any European film released on a Wednesday. There is a huge niche on Netflix for the European independent drama about love and fidelity, as we can see from this success and that of caring adults last year.
Kathal – A Jackfruit Mystery makes an average pitch
Even a title inspired by Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mystery You can only go so far on the road to success and that is the hard lesson learned by Kathala new Indian movie released by Netflix which opened with an average amount of CVE during its first 3 days.
Despite high expectations, this will not be the global Indian film sensation it set out to be.
Queen Charlotte’s reign continues after 14 days.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story continues to reign as the fourth week approaches after its release. If we compare all new English-speaking series since June 2021, it is currently the fifth largest launch on record, with 53.8 million CVEs after 14 days, according to our estimate. That puts it in the «greatest hit» category with titles like Dahmer, The vigilantand the agent of the night.
XO, kitty touches the hearts of millions.
After queen charlottea derivative of Bridgertonwe go to XO, kittya spin-off of the film trilogy To all the boys I’ve loved before. And for its debut, it did very well, posting 15.3 million CVEs and the fifth best launch for a new English-language series launching on a Thursday.
That’s quite a feat considering nothing in his art or title refers to to all the boys…and that there are no big names attached to the series. Could it be the successor to I have never which will finish its execution next month? We’ll see, but if we have to do a new season, this debut is very encouraging.
sunset sale returns for a season 6
The reality show sunset sale is back with its sixth season, and here the law of diminishing returns applies with 3.9 million CVEs in its first three days, less than the season 5 launch. renewed for a seventh season.
Off it launches with a loud bang.
spanish series Off did very well during its opening weekend, scoring the best Friday launch for a new Spanish series since June 2021 with 7.6 million CVEs, surpassing the snow girl.
The two series are quite similar in that they were both marketed as limited series. But the snow girl was renovated so it might also be possible for Off.
What are your main takeaways from the top 10 Netflix this week?