When it comes to viewing figures for its original content, Netflix still plays its cards pretty close to its chest.
Arguably the biggest player in the game, The Netflix Effect symbolizes the power the platform has. The Queen’s Gambit, a show centered around chess, saw a meteoric rise in the amount of people googling chess, purchasing chess boards on Amazon, and signing up for chess classes.
As you’d expect, this tends to be when a particular original series has proven especially popular. Still, using these figures, it’s possible to piece together a list of the year’s most watched Netflix shows which at least feels reasonably accurate.
They might not necessarily be the most watched Netflix shows of the year, but they’re probably 10 of the most watched Netflix shows of the year.
It’s worth noting that these figures only take into account the first 28 days after a show premieres on Netflix.
It’s also worth noting that Netflix counts a household as having “watched” a show just two minutes into the first episode. The streaming giant says this is “long enough to indicate the choice was intentional”.
Money Heist, Tiger King, and The Queen’s Gambit remain fan favorites. With surprising left-outs The Crown and Emily in Paris.
Check out the top 10 below.
1. Money Heist season 4 (65m)
2. Tiger King (64m)
3. The Queen’s Gambit (62m)
4. Too Hot to Handle (51m)
5. Ratched (48m)
6. The Umbrella Academy season 2 (43m)
7. Never Have I Ever (40m)
8. Space Force (40m)
9. Lucifer season 5, part 1 (38m)
10. Floor is Lava (37m)