Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman garnered 69.5 million hours of views in its first three days of availability on Netflix, ranking #1 on the streamer’s top 10 ranking for the August 1-7 viewing period. Based on Gaiman’s DC comics series of the same name, the series, which debuted August 5, follows the people and places afflicted by Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the Dream King, as he repairs the cosmic – and human – bugs that he made during his mighty existence.
In second place was the Melissa Barrera-led limited thriller series Keep Breathing, which racked up 54.7 million hours of views in its first full week of availability after debuting at number 3 last week. This week’s #3 spot went to the fourth season of “Virgin River,” which has been watched for 46.9 million hours after topping the charts for the previous two weeks.
Stranger Things Season 4 dropped to #4 this week after spending the last two weeks at #2. The season, which is now in its fifth week of full availability since Volume 2 debuted on July 1, was watched for 44.8 million hours from August 1-7. Season 3 ranked tenth with 17 million hours watched, while seasons 1 and 2 are no longer in the top 10.
Manifest Season 1 landed at #5 with 36.7 million hours watched, the fifth week back in the top 10 since reappearing during the July 4-10 viewing window. Previous seasons of the show also continue, with season 2 at #7 (21.3 million hours) and season 3 at #9 (19.9 million). The show’s resurgence and popularity comes after it was added to Netflix in Latin America, India and the Nordics. Produced by Warner Bros. TV, along with The Sandman and Keep Breathing, Manifest season 4 premieres sometime this fall.
Uncoupled, the romantic comedy series from Sex and the City creator Darren Star, opposite Jeffrey Richman, entered its first full week of availability after its July 29 premiere at No. 6. The series was rated for 26.5 Million viewers watched hours. Also this week made its chart debut “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,” a documentary series about the fires, riots and destruction that unfolded at the famed music festival.
Check out Netflix’s top 10 lists below for the week of August 1-7, starting with English language series, followed by non-English language TV shows, English language films, and then non-English language films.