Netflix s Biggest Hit Shows And Movies Ever Ranked According To Netflix

From Kraftzone.net Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV">
























, for years, was notoriously tight-lipped about its viewership. But after a few years of dropping stats for some of its programming each quarter, Netflix launched a website in mid-November posting  from the past week, as well as a global ranking of its . 
The charts, which are updated every week and ranked by the , represent an unprecedented trove of data about what's popular on Netflix. The site details the most popular titles in the last week not only globally but also for more than 90 individual countries. And it's meant to help subscribers like you get a better sense of the biggest hits on the world's largest subscription streaming service, in the hope of discovering something new to watch. 




See also








The company updates its weekly "Top 10 on Netflix" every Tuesday, based on hours viewed from Monday to Sunday the previous week for both original and licensed titles. The rankings are broken down into top-10 charts for films in English, TV in English, films in non-English languages and TV in non-English languages. In addition to global charts, Netflix provides rankings for more than 90 countries. 

A ranking of all-time most watched titles also lives on the site, detailing shows that have the most viewing hours in their first 28 days of release. It too is updated every Tuesday, whenever any programs make it into the charts during the week prior. 
















Netflix's most watched TV shows, ranked

The following are Netflix's most watched series, based on Netflix's own reporting of total hours viewed in the first 28 days of each titles' release. If a new season releases its episodes in two parts on different dates, Netflix counts the watch time of the first volume's episodes for their first 28 days, then it counts the watch time of the second volume's episodes for their first 28 days. 

Any changes in the rankings from the previous week are in bold text. 
 (season 1), a Korean survival thriller -- 1.65 billion hours.
 (part 5), a Spanish-language thriller -- 792.2 million hours.  (season 2), a period romance -- 656.2 million hours. Bridgerton (season 1) -- 625.5 million hours. (season 4), a retro sci-fi series -- 621.8 million hours. Money Heist (part 4) -- 619 million hours. (season 3), a retro sci-fi series -- 582.1 million hours. (season 5), a fantasy police procedural -- 569.5 million hours. , a Korean zombie thriller taking place in a high school -- 560.8 million hours. (season 1), a fantasy show -- 541 million hours., a true-crime limited series about a fake socialite -- 511.9 million hours (season 2), a controversial teen drama -- 496.1 million hours. (season 4), a crime drama series -- 491.1 million hours.The Witcher (season 2) -- 484.3 million hours.
Additional high-ranking shows that have been bumped out of Netflix's official all-time charts:
13 Reasons Why (season 1) -- 475.6 million hours
, a limited series about a young mother fleeing abuse -- 469.1 million hours. (season 3), a psychological thriller -- 467.8 million hours.You (season 2) -- 457.4 million hours.Stranger Things (season 2) -- 427.4 million hours.Money Heist (part 3) -- 426.4 million hours. (season 3), a British teen dramedy -- 419 million hours.Money Heist (part 5) -- 395.1 million hours. (season 1), a dramedy about a young mom and kids -- 381 million hours. (season 1), a Colombian telenovela -- 326.9 million hours. 
 (part 1), a French heist show -- 316.8 million hours. (season 3), a Spanish teen drama -- 275.3 million hours.
 (season 1), a Mexican mystery thriller -- 266.4 million hours. Elite (season 4) -- 257.1 million hours. (season 2), a musical Colombian telenovela -- 230.3 million hours.
Lupin (part 2) -- 214.1 million hours. (season 1), a Mexican dramatic thriller -- 213 million hours.Netflix's most watched films, ranked
The following are Netflix's most watched movies, based on Netflix's own reporting of total hours viewed in the first 28 days of each titles' release. Any changes are in bold text. 
, an action movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds -- 364 million hours., a dark comedy with a star-packed cast -- 359.8 million hours. , a post-apocalyptic movie starring Sandra Bullock -- 282 million hours., a sci-fi adventure comedy -- 233.2 million hours., an action movie starring Chris Hemsworth-- 231.3 million hours., a drama about a woman rebuilding her life after prison -- 214.7 million hours., a period Mafia epic directed by Martin Scorsese-- 214.6 million hours., a teen rom-com sequel -- 209.3 million hours., a Michael Bay explosion-fest starring Ryan Reynolds -- 205.5 million hours.
, an action-comedy starring Mark Wahlberg -- 197.3 million hours.

Former top-ranking movies that have been bumped out of Netflix's official all-time charts:
, a period detective film -- 189.9 million hours., a heist set in a zombie apocalypse -- 187 million hours.
, an action-thriller starring Charlize Theron -- 186 million hours., a comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston -- 170 million hours.
Netflix appears to have never released a non-English-language film that generated enough viewing hours to make it into an overall top-watched ranking. But additional widely watched non-English language movies on Netflix have included:
, a German/British action horror film set during a plane hijacking -- 110.5 million hours., a Spanish social commentary wrapped in a horror film -- 108.1 million hours., a Swedish apocalyptic war thriller starring Noomi Rapace -- 94.1 million hours. , a Spanish teen romance -- 92.4 million hours. , a French cop comedy -- 78.6 million hours., a Spanish action thriller about a breakout from a prison transport vehicle -- 78.3 million hours., a French action thriller about an unorthodox team of cops -- 66.6 million hours., a Dutch World War II film -- 60.9 million hours., a French action thriller -- 59.1 million hours. , it's like a Fast & Furious movie but French -- 58.3 million hours.
Former top-ranking non-English movies that have been bumped out of the top 10 include:
, a French comedy about rich siblings tricked into earning their own living -- 56.9 million hours., a South Korean about a gamer's bid to survive the zombie apocalypse -- 54.6 million hours., порно a South Korean space western with a weaponized child-android -- 53.3 million hours, a French action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme -- 52.1 million hours., a Brazilian Christmas comedy -- 48 million hours. Netflix's new popularity charts versus the old ones

Up until November, Netflix reported popularity of certain titles using a completely different metric. Netflix used to report popularity by the total number of accounts that watched a show or movie for at least two minutes during the first 28 days of release.

















However, these earlier audience stats long exasperated parts of the TV industry for being unverified, unsupported and disclosed without much accountability. 

One big complaint was Netflix's old yardstick for measuring popularity. The two-minute metric isn't used by any other competitors, and it can overstate the popularity of a title that people barely sample. The two-minute threshold means some titles are counted as being "watched" before the viewer even arrives at the main title sequence. 

In October, Netflix said it would toss out its controversial two-minute metric in favor of its new hours-watched standard -- counting how many total hours a show or movie was watched during its first 28 days of release. November's launch of the new rankings site made good on that plan. 

Netflix also also brought on EY -- formerly known as Ernst & Young, one of the world's biggest accounting companies -- as an independent third party to vouch for the numbers. Netflix will publish EY's report next year. (Netflix has also switched the daily Top 10 rows on its service itself to show the programs that are being watched most based on total hours viewed, rather than the old two-minute metric that was used to tabulate them before.)

"Figuring out how best to measure success in streaming is hard, and there's no one perfect metric," Pablo Perez de Rosso, Netflix's vice president of content strategy, planning and analysis,  announcing the rankings site. "Having looked at the different options, we believe engagement as measured by hours viewed is a strong indicator of a title's popularity, as well as overall member satisfaction, which is important for retention in subscription services."
Netflix's most sampled shows, based on the previous metric
The following are Netflix's most sampled TV series by number of accounts that have watched at least two minutes in the first 28 days of release. Any figures that were projections when Netflix announced them are noted, and this ranking includes only the shows that Netflix has chosen to disclose. Other Netflix titles certainly have accrued enough sampling in the first month of release to make it on this list, but Netflix can cherry-pick which titles get viewership disclosures.

This list is no longer being updated, since Netflix has switched to reporting hours watched in November. 
 (season 1), a Korean thriller -- 142 million accounts. (season 1), a period romance -- 82 million accounts.  (part 1), a French heist series -- 76 million accounts.  (season 1), a fantasy series based on an existing franchise of books and video games -- 76 million accounts. , a limited series about a young mother fleeing abuse -- 67 million accounts projected.  (part 5, first half), or Money Heist, a Spanish-language heist thriller series -- 65 million accounts. (season 1), a risque drama about a love triangle -- 67 million accounts.  (season 3), a retro sci-fi series -- 67 million accounts.  (part 4), or Money Heist, a Spanish-language heist thriller series -- 65 million accounts., a viral docuseries -- 64 million households. , a limited series about a chess prodigy -- 62 million accounts.  (season 1), a series based on a DC comic -- 60 million accounts.  (season 1), a comedy series -- 58 million accounts. 
 (season 1), a teen drama about fairies -- 57 million accounts. (season 3), a British teen dramedy show -- 55 million accounts.  (season 1), a fantasy series -- more than 55 million accounts.  (season 1), a Mexican series about a brother's hunt for revenge -- 55 million accounts projected.
 (season 2), a psychological thriller series -- 54 million accounts projected.
 (part 2), a French heist series -- 54 million accounts.  (season 1), a dramedy about a young mother and her kids seeking a fresh start -- 52 million accounts. (seasons 1 and 2, released on Netflix simultaneously), a reboot series of The Karate Kid -- 50 million accounts.
 (season 1), a drama chronicling the friendship of two women over decades -- 49 million accounts.
 (season 1), a psychological thriller series -- 48 million accounts. (season 3), a teen action series about a band of misfit martial artists -- 45 million accounts.
 (season 2), a superhero series -- 43 million accounts. (season 5), a fantasy police-procedural series -- 38 million accounts.
 (season 1), a German historical action series -- 37 million accounts.
 (season 4), a Spanish teen drama -- 37 million accounts.  (season 2), a Mexican crime thriller -- 34 million accounts.  (season 1), a dating competition series -- 30 million. 
 (season 2), a dating show -- 29 million accounts estimated.  (part 1), a Spanish-language show about the famed singer -- 25 million accounts.
 (season 1), a Korean-language horror show -- 22 million accounts.
 (season 3), a historical drama series -- 21 million accounts. (season 1), a true-crime docuseries -- 19 million accounts (season 1), a Japanese-language sci-fi thriller series -- 18 million accounts.
 (season 2), a social experiment reality program -- 14 million accounts estimated. Netflix's most sampled movies, based on the previous metric
The following are Netflix's most sampled films by the number of accounts that have watched at least two minutes in the first 28 days of release. Any figures that were projections when Netflix announced them are noted, and this ranking includes only the films that Netflix has chosen to disclose. Other Netflix titles certainly have accrued enough sampling in the first month of release to make it on this list, but Netflix can cherry-pick which titles get viewership disclosures. 

















This list is no longer being updated, since Netflix has switched to reporting hours watched in November. 
, an action movie starring Chris Hemsworth -- 99 million accounts.
, a postapocalyptic movie starring  -- more than 89 million accounts.
, an action-comedy movie starring Mark Wahlberg -- 85 million accounts.
, a Michael Bay explosion-fest starring Ryan Reynolds -- 83 million accounts., an action-thriller movie -- 78 million accounts., a period detective film -- 77 million accounts projected., a dark superhero movie -- 75 million accounts., a hybrid heist-zombie flick -- 75 million accounts.
, a dramedy film starring Kevin Hart -- 74 million accounts projected. , a comedy movie starring  and  -- 73 million accounts., a sci-fi movie directed and starring George Clooney -- 72 million accounts projected., a crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal -- 69 million accounts projected. , an action thriller starring Jason Momoa about husband avenging his wife's death -- 68 million accounts. , a Christmas-themed rom-com movie -- 68 million accounts., a drama about a racy love triangle -- 67 million accounts. , a teen rom-com flick -- 66 million accounts., a sci-fi movie starring Anthony Mackie as an android supersoldier -- 66 million accounts. , a period epic about the Mafia, directed by Martin Scorsese -- 64 million accounts., an action/heist movie starring  -- 63 million accounts., a family film about kids being in charge -- 62 million accounts. 
, a sequel Santa Claus adventure movie -- 61 million accounts.3, a teen rom-com flick -- 59 million accounts., a romantic-comedy movie starring David Spade and Lauren Lapkus -- 59 million accounts., a Spanish sci-fi horror movie -- 56 million accounts., a thriller about a con artist who scammed a dangerous man -- 56 million accounts. , a teen rom-com film -- 55 million accounts. , a German action movie about a terrorist airliner plot -- 53 million accounts. , the kids-of-superheroes action film -- 53 million accounts projected., a true-crime documentary film -- 52 million accounts projected.
, the final film in a popular teen rom-com trilogy -- 51 million accounts. , a teen romantic-comedy movie -- 48 million accounts., a Spanish action film about an attack on a prisoner transport truck -- 47 million accounts., an animated family film with song by Lin-Manuel Miranda -- 46 million accounts. , an animated film about a girl traveling to a mythical land -- 43 million accounts., an animated holiday film nominated for an Oscar -- 40 million accounts., a documentary about social-media companies -- 38 million accounts, a Polish rom-com film about a womanizer who falls for a model living a double life -- 31 million accounts., Netflix's first Portuguese-language holiday film -- 26 million accounts., a South Korean space Western about four outcasts who discover a lethal robot child -- 26 million accounts.Wait, what's the difference between something that was most watched and something that was most sampled? 
Titles that are the most sampled, as mentioned before, are ranked by how many accounts watched at least two minutes of them in the first 28 days of release. Titles that are the most watched are shows and movies with the greatest total accumulated viewing hours in their first 28 days of release.

The introduction of the hour-watched data provided new context around Netflix's earlier popularity figures, allowing comparisons between programming that racked up a lot of watch-time versus programming that was widely sampled (or, in some cases, both.)

Hours-watched can reveal programming that inspires the most loyalty. Three programs show up in the hours-watched Top 10 list twice, even though none make repeat appearances in the Top 10 most sampled: retro sci-fi series ; , a Spanish-language series also known as La Casa de Papel; and , a teen series that's been criticized for its depiction of suicide. Each have two seasons that made it onto the Top 10 most watched list. Their repeat appearances in the rankings reflect how hours-watched can be a better gauge of the enduring appeal of particular titles. 

Hours-watched also can reveal the strength of some shows that were either released before Netflix began sharing viewership stats, or were released so long ago that Netflix simply had millions fewer accounts that could sample them. As of September, the third season of , for example, was Netflix's  by number of accounts sampling it. But by hours watched, the same season moves up to No. 4 -- and its second season, which came out when Netflix had 100 million fewer subscribers, is its No. 11 top show by hours watched. 

The hours-watched metric also comes with a caveat to keep it mind: It favors movies and TV seasons that have longer runtimes, so long as people stick with them. At three-and-a-half-hours long,  suddenly appears up high in Netflix's film Top 10 list of movies by hours watched, even though it falls far short of a Top 10 ranking if you count how many accounts sampled it. 
What other viewership stats has Netflix released?
Prior to 2020, Netflix counted views differently. Netflix would count something as "watched" when you got through 70% of it, either of the first episode for a series or of a film's total runtime, within the first 28 days of release. Netflix says the new two-minute threshold is more fair to all titles, regardless of their length. But it also means the newer stats inflated viewership numbers by about one-third compared with the old ones. 

These are previous viewership stats under the 70% rule, for reference.
 (season 3), a retro sci-fi series -- 64 million households.  (season 1), a superhero series -- 45 million households., a teen rom-com movie -- 41 million households. (season 1), a British teen dramedy show -- more than 40 million households., a period crime movie starring  and  -- more than 40 million households., a movie mystery about a young wife with amnesia -- 40 million views., a BBC-style nature docuseries -- 33 million households., a comedy film with  and  -- 32 million households.
, a true-crime miniseries about the victims of a serial rapist, and the detectives hunting him down -- 32 million accounts. (season 1), a dramedy series with  -- 30 million households.
, a movie about a band of moms visiting their adult sons by surprise -- 29 million households. 
, a buzzy limited series from creator Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five case -- 25 million households.   a BBC-World Productions series that previously aired in the UK -- 23 million member households., a documentary film about the Fyre Fest debacle -- more than 20 million homes. (season 1), a Spanish-language high-school soap series -- more than 20 million member households.  (season 1), an Italian teen drama series -- more than 10 million homes. (season 1), Netflix's first Turkish original series -- more than 10 million households.