Netflix By The Numbers – Most Watched Shows and Movies


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Since it’s inception, Netflix has been cagey about its ratings numbers. Leading ratings measurer, Nielsen claim they have been keeping track of Netflix’s viewership but Netflix has never confirmed its accuracy for sure. Recently, Netflix released some numbers for its most viewed shows and movies but it is a little wonky because, for some shows it is being measured from its premiere year which makes all the shows not quite comparable. But going with what they provided, here are the top viewed content:


  1. Stranger Things: Season 3 (2016-Present): 64 million views
  2. The Umbrella Academy (2019): 45 million views
  3. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) (2017-): 44 million views
  4. You (2018-): 40 million views
  5. Sex Education (2019): 40 million views
  6. Our Planet (2019): 33 million views
  7. Unbelievable (2019): 32 million views
  8. Dead to Me (2019): 30 million views
  9. When They See Us (2019): 25 million views
  10. Elite (2018): 20 million views

Of these 10, I have seen 4/10 (shame on me!)


  1. Bird Box (2018): 80 million views
  2. Murder Mystery (2019): 73 million views
  3. Triple Frontier (2019): 52 million views
  4. The Perfect Date (2019): 48 million views
  5. Tall Girl (2019): 41 million views
  6. The Highwaymen (2019): 40 million views
  7. Secret Obsession (2019): 40 million views
  8. Always Be My Maybe (2019): 32 million
  9. Otherhood (2019): 29 million views
  10. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019): 25.7 million views
  11. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019): 20 million views

Of these, I have seen 7/11

How many of these have you seen? Also, what is Secret Obsession?! hehe


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jubekwe (@ujubekwe)

TV shows-4 1/2 of 10 because stranger things half way into season 2 i got tired.
Movies – 3of 11


Wow. We have the same exact scores….interesting. Didn’t watch Stranger Things after the first season and Triple Frontier is trash but generally the list seems to tally with the volume of Twitter chatter for each title…except Triple Frontier.

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