Here are your top 10 reports for the week of August 15 to August 21, 2022. We’ll include all the big stories, including the Me Time debut, how well Partner Track is tracking and
Netflix updates its top 10 statistics page every week with 40 new figures per hour for the top movies and shows from the past 7 days. If you want to easily view the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.
Note: In this report on Netflix hours watched from August 8-14, we’ll use “Full Equivalent Views,” or CVE, expressed in millions. This means that we divide the viewing hours announced by Netflix by the duration of the movies or series. It allows better comparisons between films and series, but is not an indicator of audience. This is the minimum number of views if all were completed from the first second to the last of the movie or season.
1. Partner song derails off the rails.
I don’t know what Netflix’s expectations were Partner song (although there was already talk of a second season), but opening weekend numbers are not promising.
With 2.3 million CVE, it’s one of the worst opening weekends for a new series in the US that isn’t a limited series.
Being stuck between Cowboy bebop and Archive 81 is not where you want to be if you want to be renewed. Of course, renewal decisions aren’t based solely on hours watched, so hopefully the completion numbers are high enough to warrant a second season.
2. Time for me is making a modest debut on Netflix
Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart still have it.
In less than two months The Toronto Man (also starring Hart), Time for me opened with 34.2 million CVE in its opening weekend, compared to 28.9 million CVE The Toronto Man there is.
It’s the 6th best launch for a Netflix movie since July 2021, right behind it The gray man.
Will it be enough to earn you a spot in the all-time Top 10? It’s too early to tell, but the 104-minute runtime may challenge the hours-watched mark. This is why I use CVE as it gives a better understanding of these numbers.
3. It’s raining flops on Netflix right now!
We’ve already mentioned the companion song, but it wasn’t the only title that failed last week.
Some titles managed to get a spot in the Top 10 but underperformed, such as This is Amor (only 6.5 million CVE in the first 4 days when Wedding season received 11.3 million in the same time period), Seoul Vibe (CVE 3.1 million in first 3 days, the worst performance for a South Korean film released on a Friday) or a documentary Running with the Devil, John McAfee’s Wild World (only 6 million CVE when The Tinder Scammer launched with 24 million CVE).
But there are also shows that failed to land. We can mention critical darlings Lost Ollie and mo or Chad and JT Go Deep.
So far in 2022, only two new US series have failed to crack the Top 10 (The pentaverate and murderville), and suddenly we get three new ones in one week. These series are quite short, which perhaps explains why, but at least two of them were loved by critics and audiences. So this doesn’t look good, especially since the lineup of US series in 2022 has been notably lacking so far.