With 18.5 million total views in its first four days, Netflix’s live-action version of the Japanese manga “One Piece” immediately soared to the top of Netflix’s top 10 ranking. With 140.1 million hours watched between August 28 and September 3, the series was in the top 10 in 93 countries. Netflix’s 2021 live-action adaptation of the same-named anime series, which was canceled after one season, “Cowboy Bebop,” opened at No. 9 on 15.26 million hours viewed in its first four days of availability, which isn’t an exact comparison but still provides some insight.
The series’ smashing premiere demoted last week’s No. 1 new entry, “Who is Erin Carter?” to second place, with 15.8 million viewers. The thriller, written by Jack Lothian and premiered on August 24th, follows English teacher Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad), a British expat, as she becomes the subject of a police inquiry into her violent and enigmatic past in Barcelona.
Despite the success of the Japanese comic, Adam Sandler’s “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” surpassed those numbers in its first full week of availability, with 21.9 million views and the top place.
In the meanwhile, “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” premiered on English TV on August 30 to 5.7 million viewers. Dan Buettner traverses the globe, from Japan to Costa Rica, emphasizing the health practices of various communities along the way in this unscripted series.
With 3.4 million views, “Painkiller” jumped to the number four spot in its fourth week in the top 10. With a length of over 5 hours, the limited series surpassed Season 2 of “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” in total hours seen by 16.7 million.
Another 3.1 million people tuned in throughout the viewing window to see Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s dating series. With a total duration of 7.22 hours, it was seen for an extra 22.9 million hours in its first full week of streaming.
Unscripted series “Untold: Swamp Kings” also had a significant increase in viewership in its first week of release, with 1.9 million total views. That’s a significant drop from the docuseries’ debut numbers, which put it at No. 4 with 5 million total views.
After announcing that the next episode will be the final, “Disenchantment” Season 5 debuted at No. 5 with 1.4 million total views. There were 6.6 million total hours watched, with the program lasting 4.14 hours.
Season 8 of “Cocomelon” and Season 8 of “Gabby’s Dollhouse” both made the top ten with 1.6 and 1.5 million views, respectively.
Check out the weekly Top 10 rankings for English-language series, non-English-language TV programs, movies in English, and movies in other languages on Netflix for the week of August 28-September 3.