The civil lawsuit that pitted bitter celebrity ex Johnny Depp against Amber Heard was perhaps the biggest event of 2022 in terms of social internet involvement.
But there wasn’t even a three-part documentary series focused on that trial. depp vs hardcould rock Netflix after months of weak viewership over the past week.
Depp vs. Hurd On Netflix, it racked up 16.2 million views in its first five days (a metric now chosen by Netflix), ranking first among English-language shows on the platform last week. But its 39.5 million total hours watched fall short of Netflix’s other recent headline ripoffs. including docu series Murder Murders: A Scandal in the Southa trilogy that generated 40.1 million viewing hours in its first five days on Netflix in February.
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The total number of viewers of 10 domestic TV series ranked in Netflix Global Top 10 Working hours for the week of August 14-20 decreased by more than 120 million hours compared to the same week last year.
Similarly, engagement for English-language movies ranked on Netflix last week decreased by about 6% compared to the comparison week in 2022, although last week’s most popular shows on Netflix could be in that category. be.
gal gadot spy thriller cold heart earned the most views of all Netflix series and shows during the week of August 14-20.
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The under-reviewed action movie has amassed 74 million hours of total streaming and 35.2 million views, making it Netflix’s third most popular domestic film release of the year, behind only Chris Hemsworth. . extraction 2 and Jennifer Lopez mother.
But Netlfix hasn’t cracked the film in 100 million hours of viewing since. Knives Out sequel glass onionPerformance in the second week of last December reached 127 million hours.
In fact, with the Writers Guild of America accusing Netflix and other streaming companies of turning the art of film and series production into a numbers-painting affair, it reminds me of the next and final Netflix movie. is difficult. glass onion (92% on Rotten Tomatoes) To get good critic reviews.
Indeed, the Sony/Screen Gems-produced Russell Crowe title Pope’s Exorcist It didn’t have a strong critical appeal spirit (47%) or popularity, and ended up with a dismal 10.4 million hours of streaming and 6 million views in its first five days in the SVOD window.
Similarly, comedy animation co-produced by China monkey king (58% Fresh) had 13.1 million hours watched and only 8.1 million on Netflix.
Simply put, Netflix is misfiring on all cylinders. Whether it’s a classic action movie or a controversial documentary series, the cold weather isn’t over yet.
Mexican fantasy drama lagged behind international content this week The Chosen: Season 1 The premiere was viewed just 3.1 million times.brazilian true crime movies Life Too Short: The Isabella Nardoni Case It also topped the international list this week with a disappointing 5.7 million views.