Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending September 4, 2022. Devil in Ohio, I am an assasin, Partner Tracking, virgin river, lock And Key, Y The Sandman they are all in the spotlight this week.
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Note: In this report of Netflix hours viewed from August 29 to September 4, we will use “Complete Views Equivalent” or CVE, expressed in millions. That means we divide Netflix’s advertised viewing hours by the running time of the movies or series. It allows 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. A tale of two series: Partner Tracking Y The Sandman
Two new English programs launched in recent weeks are awaiting renewal: The Sandman Y Partner Tracking.
They couldn’t be more different when it comes to genres, budget, target demographics, and audience. The numbers of the second week of partner track, despite being better than the week 1 numbers, they are still pretty dismal. Unlike, The Sandman continues to increase in its fifth week.
Even if viewership isn’t the only metric to consider when making a renewal decision, it’s best to have the Sandman numbers that Partner tracking. If they continue to sink next week, it could be the end of the road for Partner Tracking.
two. Devil in Ohio starts slow.
Some series don’t need to worry about renewals and cancellations; lately they make up the majority of the American offer of Netflix series. Devil in Ohio is the latest and its opening weekend was pretty slow as it posted 6.1 million CVEs. It’s a better start than echoes but we are still far from the almost 12 million CVEs accumulated by The woman in the house... in January.
3. I am an assasin it’s not killing it in the Top 10
Every week, some true crime documentary or docu-series makes it into the Top 10, and last week, it was the third season of I am an assasin. With just 4.1 million CVEs in its first six days, it’s a pretty lackluster opening week, way behind worst roommate and its 13.3 million CVEs.
Four. virgin river Y lock and key finish your run (visible).
This week we say goodbye to the visible route of the 4th season of virgin river and the 3rd season of lock and key after several weeks on the charts.
Both seasons are interesting because the previous ones were released around the time the first Top 10 hit, so we can compare them during their first few weeks of release and the results are quite interesting.
let’s start with virgin river and look at those parallel lines for the first 40 days.
Both seasons spent 6 weeks on the charts, highlighting the stability of the viewership and how the series’ fanbase bounces back when a new season is released and even gains new fans along the way. No wonder why it was renewed for season 5 and teased that more are on the way.
lock and key tells a different story for its third season.
It came out with slightly more viewership than the previous season (perhaps because it was announced to be the final season, so the fanbase was there bright and early to watch), resulting in a bigger drop after 10- 12 days left for season 2 could also suggest that season 2 viewers didn’t come back for season 3 (yet) or stopped after a few episodes. We’ll never know for sure.