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‘Scoop’, ‘Ripley’, ‘Files of the Unexplained’ Lead Luminate Reviews




'Scoop', 'Ripley', 'Files of the Unexplained' Lead Luminate Reviews

The premiere week of Netflix’s ‘Ripley’ knocked ‘3 Body Problem’ out of the No. 1 spot among streaming original series for the week of April 5-11, according to Luminate’s streaming ratings.

Among streaming original films, ‘Scoop’ managed to make a solid breakthrough for Netflix, while Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Road House’ struggled in its third full week of release.

“Ripley,” the much-discussed adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic fraud saga “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” from Oscar-winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian, debuted with approximately 670.1 million viewing minutes across its eight episodes. That translates to about 1.5 million views.

A weak newcomer at No. 2 was Netflix’s unscripted crime doc “Files of the Unexplained,” with 531.3 million minutes watched across eight episodes. The show’s audience grew 276% in the show’s first full week of release after its April 3 premiere.

Landing at No. 6 was Netflix’s “Parasyte: The Grey,” a Korean drama that racked up 254.3 million viewing minutes in its first week of release. That amounts to approximately 856,000 views across the series’ six episodes, an impressive result considering that Luminate ratings only track U.S. viewership.

“Fallout,” the video game adaptation from Prime Video, racked up 285.3 million minutes across its eight episodes of Season 1 in its first two days of release (April 10-11), strong enough to rank at No. 5 for the week . German Netflix drama “Crooks,” which debuted April 4, debuted at No. 10 and was a big climber on the chart, spiking more than 3,700% in its first full week of release to 165.4 million minutes spread over 8 episodes.

Last week’s sleeper artist, the Biblical theme “Testament: The Story of Moses,” fell to No. 8 with 179.7 million minutes watched. That was down 70% from March 29 to April 4, when the Netflix series made a splash by hitting No. 2 in its first full week of release.

On the film side, “Scoop,” which tells the story of Prince Andrew’s disastrous sitdown TV interview with the BBC in 2019, broke into No. 2 with 278.6 million minutes watched in its first week of release. That’s about 2.7 million views over the 102-minute running time of the Gillian Anderson-Rufus Sewell starrer, directed by Philip Martin. “Road House,” directed by Doug Liman, topped the chart again with 295.1 million minutes viewed.

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(Top image: “Scoop”)