The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: August 2023
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The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: August 2023

This week’s Netflix global top ten series rankings have everything from crime dramas to heartwarming animations. From August 7th to August 13th, 2023, this is what subscribers have been binging on the streaming platform.

Taking the top spot is the flashy medical drama Painkiller, a limited series on the origins of the opioid crisis in America. With 35.9million hours viewed in just one week, this show follows the involvement of Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family’s involvement in the epidemic. 

The Lincoln Lawyer season two is holding firm in second place. With over 42.4m hours viewed. This legal drama takes viewers through exciting cases, legal manoeuvring and ethical dilemmas. The Lincoln Lawyer season one maintains a solid eighth position in its 11-week run in the top ten.

In third place, the eighth season of Gabby’s Dollhouse proves that animated wonder is ageless. Garnering 9.9m hours viewed, this enchanting series remains a cherished choice among both the young and the young at heart.

With 18.7m hours viewed, the second season of Heartstopper claims the fourth spot. This series is a testament to the power of young love and emotional connection, offering a heartwarming escape dotted with queer joy.

Making its presence known in fifth place is Fatal Seduction, a suspenseful offering that has accumulated 20.2m hours viewed. Fantasy enthusiasts continue to be into The Witcher season three. It has secured its spot at number six this week. 

In seventh place, Om Nom Stories brings a touch of whimsy to the list, catering to viewers of all ages. In ninth place, we have Sweet Magnolias season three, which continues to charm viewers with its heartwarming storyline and relatable characters. 

Rounding out the list is Fisk, where “A corporate lawyer must take a job at a suburban law firm after her life implodes in Sydney, and struggles to find her feet navigating grief, money, family, and entitlement.”

So what have you been watching this week?

The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week:

  • Painkiller: Limited Series
  • The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2
  • Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 8
  • Heartstopper: Season 2
  • Fatal Seduction: Season 1
  • The Witcher: Season 3
  • Om Nom Stories: Season 1
  • The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 1
  • Sweet Magnolias: Season 3
  • Fisk: Season 1