‘The Witcher’ Season 3 and ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Season 2 Dominate Netflix TV Rankings
In its second week since premiering on June 29, Season 3 of ‘The Witcher’ continues to captivate audiences, claiming the top spot on Netflix’s Top 10 English-language TV charts for the second consecutive week. With an impressive 13.8 million views (equivalent to 66.5 million hours viewed divided by the show’s runtime), the popular fantasy series dominated the week of July 3. ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Season 2 secured the second position with a commendable 7.4 million views, despite having only three days to establish itself after its July 6 premiere.
While ‘The Witcher’ remains dominant, the viewership numbers for the Henry Cavill-led series appear to be slightly declining compared to previous seasons. There are several plausible explanations for this. Although Season 3 had a stronger premiere week, surpassing ‘Black Mirror’ Season 6 with 15.2 million views from June 26 to July 2, it seems to have experienced a slight drop in viewership. ‘Black Mirror’ Season 6, which currently holds the fifth spot, ruled the week of June 19 to June 25 with 60.4 million hours viewed and 11.6 million views before being dethroned by ‘The Witcher’ Season 3.
One potential reason for the decrease in viewership could be Henry Cavill’s departure from the series. Additionally, the unique structure of Season 3, divided into two parts with the conclusion of Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt of Rivia in Volume 2 on July 27, may discourage viewers who prefer to binge-watch an entire season. However, it’s worth noting that ‘The Witcher’ remains popular overall. The Season 3 premiere motivated both loyal fans and newcomers to revisit the previous seasons, resulting in ‘The Witcher’ Seasons 1 and 2 claiming the 6th and 7th positions, respectively, on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Charts, with 2.6 million and 2.4 million views, respectively.
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The success of ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Season 2 has also positively impacted the first season, which reappeared on the rankings, securing the 8th spot with 2.3 million views. Similar to ‘The Witcher’, ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ has adopted a split-season format, with the second half of Mickey Haller’s courtroom exploits set to resume on August 3.
‘Extraction 2’ Loses Its Crown
In the realm of English-language films, ‘Extraction 2’ has finally been dethroned from the top position by a new contender, ‘The Out-Laws’. This bank heist film, featuring an unlikely team composed of Adam Devine, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Barkin, and Pierce Brosnan, claimed the coveted number-one spot with an impressive 19.6 million views. However, the Chris Hemsworth-led action thriller remains strong, slipping to second place with 8.9 million views. With a total of 111 million views, it raises the question of whether it can make a last-minute push to become one of Netflix’s all-time most popular titles. Only time will tell.
You can watch the trailer for ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Netflix TV rankings
Q: What shows dominate the Netflix TV charts?
A: “The Witcher” Season 3 and “Lincoln Lawyer” Season 2 currently dominate the Netflix TV charts.
Q: How long has “The Witcher” Season 3 been at the top of the charts?
A: “The Witcher” Season 3 has been at the top of the charts for two consecutive weeks since its premiere on June 29.
Q: How many views did “The Witcher” Season 3 and “Lincoln Lawyer” Season 2 receive?
A: “The Witcher” Season 3 garnered 13.8 million views, while “Lincoln Lawyer” Season 2 received 7.4 million views.
Q: Why are the viewership numbers for “The Witcher” Season 3 slightly declining compared to previous seasons?
A: Possible reasons for the decline in viewership include Henry Cavill’s exit from the series and the unique structure of Season 3, which is divided into two parts.
Q: Is “The Witcher” still popular despite the slight decline in viewership?
A: Yes, “The Witcher” remains popular, as both Season 1 and Season 2 of the show have also made it to the Netflix Top 10 TV Charts.
Q: What film dethroned “Extraction 2” from the top spot in the English-language film rankings?
A: “The Out-Laws,” a bank heist film featuring Adam Devine, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Barkin, and Pierce Brosnan, claimed the top spot, pushing “Extraction 2” to the second position.
Q: How many views did “The Out-Laws” and “Extraction 2” receive?
A: “The Out-Laws” accumulated an impressive 19.6 million views, while “Extraction 2” received 8.9 million views.
Q: Can “Extraction 2” become one of Netflix’s all-time most popular titles?
A: It remains to be seen, as “Extraction 2” currently holds a total of 111 million views, and its future popularity is uncertain.