The Diplomat ousts The Night Agent from its No. 1 spot on Netflix’s weekly Top 10 following a lengthy and successful one-month seat the top.
The Diplomat has overtaken The Night Agent on Netflix’s weekly Top 10 chart for TV series viewership. The political thriller sees US Ambassador to the UK Kate Wyler (Keri Russell) managing international crises while adjusting to her new Ambassador role. The series has been praised by critics for its dramatic storylines, as well as Russell’s performance.
According to Deadline, The Diplomat has dethroned The Night Agent from its No. 1 spot on Netflix’s weekly Top 10 chart for TV show viewership. For the week of April 17 to April 23, The Diplomat garnered 57.5 million hours viewed, just barely surpassing The Night Agent‘s 57 million hours that week. By carrying a strong initial performance, it’s possible The Diplomat season 2 is right around the corner.
Why The Diplomat Overtook The Night Agent So Fast
While The Diplomat may have ousted The Night Agent from its spot at No. 1 last week, The Night Agent still boasted an impressive month-long stint as the No. 1 show on Netflix. Because of this, The Night Agent is one of Netflix’s most-watched series ever, sitting as the No. 5 series of all time as of writing. The Diplomat surpassing such a popular show on debut week is a key indicator of how popular it could continue to be.
The Diplomat owes its success to the seasoned team of creatives behind the show. Joining Russell onscreen are actors like Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, and Ato Essandoh, all of whom have a long list of impressive acting credits. Creator and writer Debora Cahn is also no stranger to managing political TV series, having penned and produced episodes of The West Wing from season 4 onward.
With The Diplomat and The Night Agent becoming major successes for Netflix, political thriller series could become the next big genre on the platform. It’s not clear yet if The Diplomat will replicate The Night Agent‘s resounding success. However, The Diplomat‘s current level of popularity is a good sign for its future.
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