Netflix reveals their most watched TV shows and movies for the first time

goss 01/10/2021

Netflix has changed its algorithm on how they rank its 'top-10 shows'. Instead of how many people are clicking on the titles, it's now about how many hours people have watched the show.

Stranger Things' third season, is Netflix's fifth most popular show by the number of accounts sampling it. But, by hours watched, the third season of Stranger Things moves up to Netflix's No. 3 most popular original series. The second season slides into the No. 8 top show by hours watched. 

'Money Heist' and '13 Reasons Why' also appear in the top-10 list twice due to the number of hours watched.

Netflix's most popular shows

Netflix top-10 series by total view hours in the first 28 days: 

  1. Bridgerton, season 1 -- 625 million hours
  2. Money Heist, part 4 -- 619 million hours
  3. Stranger Things 3 -- 582 million hours
  4. The Witcher, season 1 -- 541 million hours
  5. 13 Reasons Why, season 2 -- 496 million hours
  6. 13 Reasons Why, season 1 -- 476 million hours
  7. You, season 2 -- 457 million hours
  8. Stranger Things 2 -- 427 million hours
  9. Money Heist, part 3 -- 426 million hours
  10. Ginny & Georgia, season 1 -- 381 million hours

Netflix's most popular movies

For movies, Netflix top-10 movies by total view hours in the first 28 days: 

  1. Bird Box -- 282 million hours
  2. Extraction -- 231 million hours
  3. The Irishman -- 215 million hours
  4. The Kissing Booth 2 -- 209 million hours
  5. 6 Underground -- 205 million hours
  6. Spenser Confidential -- 197 million hours
  7. Enola Holmes -- 190 million hours
  8. Army of the Dead -- 187 million hours
  9. The Old Guard -- 186 million hours
  10. Murder Mystery -- 170 million hours

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