Netflix Unveils Most Popular Movies and TV Series
In a bid to reveal more about consumers watching habits, Netflix has revealed two lists of the top 10 most-watched movies and shows based on viewers and hours watched.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, presented the data during an appearance at Vox Media’s Code Conference. He presented two slides that ranked the top 10 movies and series, with the data taken during each title’s first 28 days on the streaming platform. The first slide displayed the most viewed titles and the second showed the total hours subscribers have spent watching the top titles.
When it comes to the most viewed films, the Chris Hemsworth starring action flick Extraction ruled with 99 million views, followed by Bird Box with 89 million, Spenser Confidential with 85 million, and 6 Underground and Murder Mystery with 83 million. In regards to series, Bridgerton (season one) took out the top spot with 82 million, followed by Lupin: Part 1 and The Witcher (season one) with 76 million.
Although it was the most-watched flick, Extraction came second when it comes to hours spent watching by viewers with 231 million hours. Bird Box came in at number one with 282 million hours. Both the Irishman (215 million) and The Kissing Booth 2 (209 million) made the list despite not being in the top 10 most viewed movies. Bridgerton also topped the overall time spent viewing a series, with a whopping 625 million hours. Other notable series included Money Heist: Part Four with 619 million hours, The Witcher (season one) with 541 million hours, and 13 Reasons Why (season one) with 476 million hours.
Check out the full rankings below:
“We’re trying to be more transparent with talent, with the market,” Sarandos said, adding Netflix’s streaming data is “a big black box, mostly.” He also revealed the success of Squid Games is something “we did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity.”
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