Netflix Top 10 Report: ‘Day Shift’, ‘Extraordinadary Attorney Woo’ and ‘Purple Hearts’

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Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo is indeed extraordinary as it enters Netflix’s all-time top 10. purple hearts can link with The gray man for the most-watched Netflix movie of the summer. Here are your top 10 reports for the week of August 8 to August 14, 2022.

Netflix updates its Top 10 Stats page weekly with 40 new hourly figures of the top movies and shows from the past 7 days. If you want to easily browse the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.

Note: In this Netflix Watch Hours report from August 8-14, we will use “Completely Viewed Equivalent” or CVE, expressed in millions. This means that we divide the hours seen announced by Netflix by the duration of the films or series. This allows for better comparisons between films and series but it is not an audience measurement either. This is the minimum number of views if they were all sold out from the first to the last second of the movie or season.


1. Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo enters the overall top 10 but highlights the difficulty of analyzing Netflix viewing hours.

Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo is one of the biggest international series of the summer, but its deployment highlights the difficulty of analyzing Netflix hours watched.

At the time of publication, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo season 1 is now eighth greatest premiere of a non-English-language series, with 288.62 million hours viewed worldwide.

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Top 10 international series on Netflix of all time

Before stranger things 4, Netflix has changed its methodology for counting hours watched to better reflect how series can now be split or even released weekly.

For Extraordinary Prosecutor WooNetflix will count towards its first 28 days total like this:

Total 28 days = Hours viewed during the first 28 days after Episode 1 premiered on Netflix + Hours viewed during the first 28 days after Episode 2 premiered on Netflix and so on until the 28 first days of episode 16 are over. Thus, we will only know the final count of Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo in mid-September.

This would be easy to understand, but it gets even more complicated.

From now on, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo episodes have different release dates around the world. For example, in France, the episodes arrive two weeks after their American premiere. And we know that Netflix traditionally only counts the first 28-day window from first release in any territory. This would therefore mean that the third and fourth week of viewing any episode of this series in France would not count towards the 28-day period counted by Netflix for its Top 10 ranking of all time.

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To finish, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo has another factor that makes it more likely to enter and stay in Netflix’s Top 10: it’s a very long series.

With 16 episodes of 70 minutes (or 1100 minutes, more or less), it is the second longest series to enter the Top 10 of all time, after Coffee with aroma de mujer and its giant season of 4140 minutes, and 2 to 3 times longer than any other Top 10 series.

All of these factors make it very difficult to truly reflect the viewership of the show, and the only number that will be worth anything will be the number of hours watched in the last 28 days. Only then can we compare it to other series on an apple-to-apple basis.


2. purple hearts can link with The gray man as the most-watched Netflix movie of the summer.

I don’t think anyone would have bet at the start of the summer that purple hearts might become the most-watched movie of the summer, but it got better The gray man during their 2nd and 3rd week, respectively.

Her outfit in its third week is one of the best recorded of any Netflix live-action movie released on a Friday (you can probably thank TikTok for that).

It added the equivalent of 22.1 million complete views in its third week, ahead of the 18.1 million CVEs that The gray man added in its third week.

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The gray man will end its first 28-day window with around 255 million hours watched, while purple hearts could end up with around 240 million hours.

Given the difference in execution, there is a (slim but still) possibility that purple hearts does better than The gray man in CVE.


3. day shift launches on Netflix with a very humble beginning

With 30 million CVE in its first weekend, day shift does exactly what an American action and/or comedy usually does on Netflix and it represents the 8th best launch for a Netflix movie since June 2021.

CHART 2 Day shift 1

Where can he go from there? Well, the movie has two predictable paths ahead of it after such a start. The first is the nice girl path that ends at around 68 million CVE after 4 weeks.

The other is the one who Secondary year and The man from Toronto taken (close to extraordinary) and it ends up at around 82 million CVE. Less than 68 million would be a disappointment, and more than 82 million would be a great success.

Too early to say which one will be needed but we will know more next week!

CHART 3 Comparative day shift 1


4. The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie and 13: The Musical flopped hard.

Do you know how hard it is for an American Netflix original movie to NOT make it into the Top 10? Very very difficult. Only four films have failed to do so so far in 2022:

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  • Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood Odyssey by Richard Linklater
  • by Lena Waithe Beauty
  • The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • 13: The Musical

These last two are different from the first two because both are new adaptations or continuations of existing licenses.

They were released worldwide but failed to enter many Top 10 charts anywhere.

Both are aimed at kids/teens, but I don’t have a good explanation for why they failed to make it into the Top 10. As far as I know, that could be a sign that Netflix subscribers hate seeing colons in the title of movies but I’m sure the algorithm has already taken that into account.

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