‘The Night Agent’ is most-watched series premiere on Netflix this year
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‘The Night Agent’ is most-watched series premiere on Netflix this year

Each week, Netflix releases its top ten streaming lists across various categories, such as film and television series. This week, the brand new spy thriller The Night Agent takes the top spot on the platform’s list of most-watched English-language shows. The programme debuted last Thursday, March 23rd, and has already racked up over 168million hours viewed. 

This impressive figure makes The Night Agent Netflix’s most-watched series premiere so far in 2023. For a sense of scale, the next most-watched show on the platform this week is the second season of Shadow and Bone, with just 55 million hours viewed.

Netflix hasn’t celebrated streaming figures of this proportion since last November when Tim Burton’s Addams Family reboot, Wednesday, arrived with 341.23 million hours viewed in its first week. Impressively, Wednesday remains in the Netflix Top Ten for its seventeenth week running; only time can tell whether The Night Agent can match this feat. 

The Night Agent was created by Shawn Ryan, a former Navy SEAL and CIA contractor famed for his previous work co-creating The Shield and S.W.A.T. The new spy thriller stars Gabriel Basso as FBI agent Peter Sutherland, who is desperately searching for a government spy with access to the President. The series co-stars Luciane Buchanan, Eve Harlow, Hong Chau, and D.B. Woodside.

Watch the trailer for The Night Agent below.