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Netflix’s New Western ‘The Harder They Fall’ Tops US Streaming Chart

by Jonathan Howard
(Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

The good news keeps rolling in for the Netflix hit Western, The Harder They Fall. The movie keeps getting great feedback.

Following the premiere of the movie on the streaming giant, the new take on the Western genre has done very well. The film jumped to the top of the Netflix top movies. Since then, it has shown out against other movies across various streaming platforms.

The virtual box office results have been great for Netflix. Nielsen has tallied up the numbers and The Harder They Fall has amassed 1.2 billion minutes of streaming views. That’s a whole lotta eyeballs and a lot of watch time. Those numbers blew the rest of the competition out of the water.

When it comes down to streaming numbers, the movie even put shows to shame. The series You took the spot at No.2 and had 994 million minutes of viewing. There were more Netflix shows that ended up having some great results. Those films include Army of Thieves as well as Love Hard. Although those projects did not get over 500 million minutes of viewing.

Along with The Harder They Fall, Netflix took the top 3 spots on Neilsen’s movie chart.

Streaming Numbers in From Other Streaming Platforms

Nielsen has been in the rating game for years. So, of course, they have numbers for every show out there. Streaming platforms are pumping out tons of content. It isn’t just old movie sand shows to rewatch over and over. It is originals and other content that are being put out seemingly all the time.

When collecting data, Nielsen didn’t just look at Netflix. They took numbers in from Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. These numbers were solely measured watching on TVs. So, mobile numbers are not factored into the data. That just means there were more eyeballs on the shows and movies.

The Harder They Fall was in the lead ahead of other shows and movies such as CoComelon, Squid Game, Seinfeld, Lock & Key, Criminal Minds, Shameless, Maid, and NCIS to round out the top 10. It really is something that a Western film could lead the way in 2021. However, this could be a sign of the revival of the genre, almost everyone is making a Western nowadays.

‘The Harder They Fall’ Grabs Eyes with Cast and Set

One of the things that made The Harder They Fall such a success, the cast, and the setting. This movie featured quite a star-studded cast that included Idris Elba as well as LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beets, Regina King and so much more.

The sets they built were great as well. Each town was given an identity. Colorful, bright, vibrant settings and characters have drawn so many eyes to the film. Netflix has to be feeling great after this project’s huge success.