Nielsen said the film racked up almost 1.2 billion minutes of streaming views. That was well ahead of any other series or film, as two-time champ You faded to the No. 2 spot at 994 million minutes of viewing and other shows also lost steam.
Two other original films performed well for Netflix. Army of Thieves, a prequel to Zack Snyder’s zombie action outing Army of the Dead, collected 456 million viewing minutes. Love Hard, a dating comedy starring Nina Dobrev, scooped up 455 million. Along with Harder, they helped Netflix take the top three spots on Nielsen’s movie-centric chart.
Nielsen measures only viewing via a TV set, leaving aside mobile, delivering numbers from Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video after a month’s delay.
The Harder They Fall has appeared on Netflix’s new weekly charts, though primarily as a U.S. draw. Directed by Jeymes Samuel, aka The Bullitts, the film has a starry, mostly Black cast including Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Deadwyler and Deon Cole. It is billed as a new spin on the Western, injecting kinetic action set pieces and a hip-hop-laced soundtrack into the genre.
Here is the overall top 10:
The Harder They Fall – film, 1.195 billion minutes of viewing
You – 30 episodes, 994M min.
CoComelon – 15 eps., 767M min.
Squid Game – 9 eps., 673M min.
Seinfeld – 166 eps., 672M min.
Locke & Key – 20 eps., 635M min.
Criminal Minds – 317 eps., 605M min.
Shameless – 134 eps., 594M min.
Maid – 10 eps., 524M min.
NCIS – 353 eps., 519M min.
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