Netflix made its live content debut on March 4 with a stand-up special performed by US comedian Chris Rock, which was streamed worldwide and then made available at the VOD library. Although audience figures have not been disclosed, weekly rankings regularly published by the company placed Rock’s special among the ten most watched TV shows (excluding movies) in the week in the United States. However, the event failed to enter the global Top 10 and it was not among the ten most watched shows in any other country either.
In the United States, the show ranked seventh. Specialized local media noted that the position had been somewhat low, taking into account that the special had been intensively promoted following the announcement made by Netflix in November 2022.
Entitled Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, the show was streamed from a theater located in Baltimore, USA, in the presence of spectators. The stand-up special itself lasted one hour but the live streaming event also included a presentation and a closing by local comedians, which were streamed from Los Angeles. Both the pre and the post show could be watched only live, since neither of them was made available for on demand viewing.