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A Spanish rom-com is on track to smash Netflix records

A Spanish romance is on track to smash viewership records on Netflix, and it's only been in release for ten days.
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As Netflix continues its relentless expansion, viewership records are going to tumble on a regular basis, even if Don’t Look Up failed to snatch Red Notice‘s crown as the platform’s most-watched original movie ever, but it was a surprisingly close-run race.

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Now that the company has changed the way it measures audience figures, by focusing on cumulative hours streamed instead of the old households watched metric, it’s much easier to get a handle on what qualifies as a Netflix smash hit.

The latest to come along is Spanish teen romance Through My Window, which is well-placed to become the most-watched non-English feature film of all-time. As per FlixPatrol, the glossy slice of sun-kissed entertainment has racked up almost 68 million hours viewed in just ten days, and it currently ranks as the fourth-top title globally.

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It might be a fairly banal tale of a longtime crush developing into something more, but the numbers don’t lie, and Through My Window is fast becoming a monster.

By comparison, Spanish action thriller Below Zero gained 78 million hours, headline-grabbing horror The Platform seized 108 million hours, and German vampire movie Blood Red Sky nabbed 110 million hours. However, all those figures came across a 28-day span, meaning that Through My Window has eighteen days to keep subscribers occupied for 43 million more hours to seize the all-time top spot.


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