‘The Night Agent’ Has Netflix’s Biggest Debut

‘The Night Agent’ Has Netflix’s Biggest Debut
The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 110 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023

The thriller from Sony Pictures TV and creator Shawn Ryan rocketed to No. 1 on the streamer’s internal charts for the week of March 20-26. The Night Agent, which premiered on March 23, amassed 168.17 million hours of viewing worldwide over its first four days.

That figure is the third highest ever for a series debut since Netflix started releasing its weekly top 10 lists in July 2021; only Wednesday (341.23 million hours) and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (196.2 million) rank higher. The Night Agent was among the top 10 series in 93 countries.

Love Is Blind Season 4 also debuted its first five episodes this week, bringing in 25.52M hours viewed. That brought it to No. 4 on the list. Episodes 6-8 drop on March 31, followed by episodes 9-11 on April 7 and the final episode on April 14. Waco: American Apocalypse was also a newcomer on the list this week with 21.5M hours viewed (No. 5).

Shadow and Bone Season 2 held onto its second place spot on the Top 10, while You Season 4 fell to from first place to third place.

Also on the list this week were Shadow and Bone Season 1, Season 3 of Outer Banks, Sex/Life Season 2, Wednesday and MH370: The Plane That Disappeared.

The Glory remained atop the Non-English TV List for the third straight week with 48.35M hours viewed. The Korean thriller also moved up to the No. 6 spot on the Non-English TV Most Popular list with 413.05M total hours viewed.

As for the film side of things, Luther: The Fallen Sun once again reigned over the English-language chart with another 24.7M hours viewed in its third consecutive week at the top. The Magician’s Elephant moved up to No. 2 on the list, with 16.73M hours viewed.