Welcome to the largest ongoing put up we’ve ever needed to put collectively right here at What’s on Netflix. Over time, Netflix has launched selective small snapshots into its viewership. Right here’s the definitive checklist of each Netflix viewership statistic launched thus far.

With the brand new age of streaming, viewership metrics have passed by the wayside. As a substitute, we get selective “datecdotes” (a phrase coined by the Leisure Technique Man) that offers us a glimpse into the general viewing figures of sure titles. Netflix is by far the most effective in terms of releasing metrics and has promised to do higher in reporting numbers to us, the viewing public and the producers of reveals and films.

Amazon solely provides some insights such because the perception into the success of The Boys by saying “We’re thrilled that ‘The Boys’ has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has develop into certainly one of our most-watched Amazon Authentic sequence by our Prime Video clients,”.

Netflix’s selective numbers are sometimes criticized by others within the business. FX’s John Landgraf famously mentioned that Netflix “isn’t telling you the entire story”. It ought to be famous most viewing numbers get launched alongside quarterly earnings stories that are designed for buyers and in the end, making Netflix look profitable.

High 10 Most Watched Netflix Originals

When it comes to the highest eight most-watched titles in Netflix historical past, right here they’re:

  1. Spenser Confidential – 85 million views*
  2. 6 Underground – 83 million views*
  3. Hen Field – 80 million views
  4. Homicide Thriller – 73 million views
  5. The Witcher – 72 million views*
  6. Cash Heist (Season 4) – 65 million views*
  7. Tiger King (Restricted Sequence) – 64 million views*
  8. You (Season 2) – 54 million views*
  9. Triple Frontier – 52 million views
  10. The Good Date – 48 million views
  11. Tall Lady – 41 million views

These marked with a * makes use of Netflix’s new metric system. 

With out additional ado, right here’s a listing of each metric Netflix has introduced thus far which we’ll preserve up to date over time.

How does Netflix measure viewership? Up till 2020, Netflix’s viewership figures prior to now counted the place a person watched 70% of the film/sequence. Now, viewership counts if somebody watches 2 minutes of a title. It did provide up a comparability between the brand new and previous metric which permits us to do an adjusted viewership price though there are main caveats to that.

Observe: the checklist is finished in descending date order of when the title launched on Netflix. You will discover the underlying datasheet right here.


Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: March sixth, 2020
Statistic Introduced: April 21st, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~64,000,000

The 12 months is 2020 and there are two issues you possibly can’t cease listening to about. The coronavirus and the Tiger King.

This documentary took the world by storm however that’s not essentially mirrored within the viewing figures. That’s not giving Tiger King its due although, it’s nonetheless the most-watched docu-series on Netflix.


Cash Heist (Half 4)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: April third, 2020
Statistic Introduced: April 21st, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~65,000,000 (projected)

The Spanish sequence continues to be Netflix’s darling sequence because it racks up a formidable 65M projected views across the globe.

Adjusted to the pre-2 minute metric, its pulled in about as a lot the identical as Cash Heist half Three however that’s seemingly not a good comparability.


Love Is Blind

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: February 13th, 2020
Statistic Introduced: April 21st, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~30,000,000

Love is Blind units a brand new benchmark for actuality TV sequence on Netflix because it’s the primary metric we’ve had from the style.


Spenser Confidential

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: March sixth, 2020
Statistic Introduced: April 21st, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~85,000,000

Spenser Confidential beat the likes of 6 Underground in changing into the largest film primarily based on the brand new metrics. At an adjusted price, nevertheless, Hen Field nonetheless is available in flying excessive. The alter price is round 58.5M.

Nonetheless, it was one of many largest touted motion pictures for Netflix in Q1 with Mark Wahlberg taking part in a number one position.


Ozark (Season 3)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: March 27th, 2020
Statistic Introduced: April 21th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~29,000,000

That is the primary time we’ve been given a glimpse into the streaming numbers for Ozark.

The superb drama is usually in comparison with Breaking Unhealthy and is definitely one of many shining jewels within the Netflix Authentic drama crown.

This quantity interprets into one of many largest reveals for Netflix given it might command similar to a robust quantity in its third season. It beats Stranger Issues S3 (though that’s primarily based on the previous metric) though it’s 5 million shy of Cash Heist’s third season.


Airplane Mode

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: January 23rd, 2020
Statistic Introduced: February 28th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~28,000,000

In February 2020, Netflix introduced that the Portuguese film, Airplane Mode is the most well-liked non-English film the streamer has produced to this point.

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A Fall From Grace

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: January 17th, 2020
Statistic Introduced: February third, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~26,000,000

Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace was a thriller film that quietly dropped on Netflix within the first month of the 12 months.

Promotion for this title was nowhere close to the extent of a number of the different titles on this checklist so it demonstrates how a title can do nicely purely primarily based on phrase of mouth and the well-known algorithm.

It acquired large views regardless of having some terrible evaluations notably from critics the place it sits at 34/100.


The Witcher (Season 1)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: December 20th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~72,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 43.09%

Based mostly on the novel sequence and online game of the identical title, we knew The Witcher was going to be large from the early days. Every of the trailers constantly was the very best considered on Netflix’s YouTube channel and other people had been searching for their subsequent Sport of Thrones repair.

When Netflix launched this stat (which noticed the sequence added to the highest 5 most-watched titles in Netflix historical past) it additionally famous how the ebook sequence additionally was struggling to maintain up with the brand new demand.


6 Underground

Sort: Films
Released on Netflix: December 20th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~83,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 49.67%

Regardless of comparatively mediocre evaluations, the film was certain to be an enormous numbers hit given the very fact it combines Ryan Reynolds with explosions all wrapped up in a simple to digest format.

This metric covers the primary 4 weeks of viewing.


You (Season 2)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~54,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 32.32%

12 million extra folks watched season 2 of You than season 1 in its first 4 weeks which reveals the sequence has the legs to maintain audiences and has attracted extra viewers lengthy after the preliminary launch of You.

It’s price noting that solely a number of weeks of knowledge had been accessible to Netflix and this quantity relies on their estimates.


The Crown (Season 3)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: November 17th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~21,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 12.57%

Netflix’s golden sequence The Crown which covers the lifetime of Queen Elizabeth lastly acquired some stats revealed in early 2020. The reveals statistics had beforehand not been recognized.

Further viewership insights had been additionally offered. This consists of the very fact 73 million folks in whole have chosen to look at at the very least one episode of The Crown. It additionally revealed that viewership of season Three was 40% up over season 2.


Observe: All of the titles listed under are on Netflix’s previous metric the place Netflix measured primarily based on the proportion of title watched versus 2 minutes. 


Klaus

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: November 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: December 19th, 2019
Variety of viewers: ~30,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: ~18.95%

It’s a private pleasure to see Klaus doing nicely. The animated vacation film is spectacularly animated and we’ve heard was handed on by a number of studios. No less than for us, it’s going to be a yearly custom diving into the film. It’s price noting the 30 million quantity is technically on the prime finish and the stat covers the primary month, not the primary 7 days.

Past a Nielson quantity for The Christmas Chronicles (which seems to have had extra viewers than Klaus), that is the primary metric Netflix has launched for a Christmas title.


The Irishman

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: November 27th, 2019
Metric introduced: December 10th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 26,404,081
Proportion of Subscribers: 16.68%

Netflix spent a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands on The Irishman which seems to be to be its greatest likelihood but at getting its first film Oscar.

Hypothesis as as to if The Irishman would have its stats revealed have been ongoing for weeks given the dimensions of the challenge.

Given the size, that’s a rare quantity on condition that it’s important to watch 70% of the film to be thought of inside that quantity.


Road Movement

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix:
October 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: October 23rd, 2019
Variety of viewers: 2,600,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 1.64%

This French film launched in October 2019 proves that Netflix is making a dent in particular person international locations. The film might seem to be it had low viewership however when you think about Netflix France has 6 million subs whole, that’s practically half of subscribers within the area.


El Camino: A Breaking Unhealthy Film

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix:
October 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: October 23rd, 2019
Variety of viewers: 25,734,392
Proportion of Subscribers: 16.25%

The film follow-up to the top of the Breaking Unhealthy sequence scored large with Netflix. The quantity displays the primary week of viewing and worldwide.


Tall Lady

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix:
September 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: September 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 41,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 25.9%

Tall Lady is a romantic comedy (one of many many you’ll discover on this checklist) that scored nicely with the youthful era. It had an enormous social media presence notably on the likes of Snapchat and TikTok. The determine displays the primary 28 days of viewing worldwide.


Unbelievable (Restricted Sequence)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: September 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: September 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 32,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 20.21%

The extremely produced restricted sequence caught plenty of consideration notably because of its first episode. The quantity displays its first 28 days (first month) on Netflix worldwide.


Cash Heist (Season 3)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: July 17th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 2nd, 2019
Variety of viewers: ~44,000,000 (34,355,956 first week)
Proportion of Subscribers: 21.7%

The massive Spanish sequence grew season after season and notably has a big following in non-Spanish talking international locations. Cash Heist is Netflix’s largest non-English sequence on Netflix. The quantity accounts for the primary week globally.


Kidnapping Stella

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: July 12th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 20th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 18,895,873
Proportion of Subscribers: 11.93%

German thriller film which to our information is the primary metric launched for a non-English film on Netflix.


Stranger Issues (Season 3)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: July 4th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 11th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 26,400,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 16.67%

This was Netflix’s largest sequence launch so far. Over 26 million watched over the primary weekend the sequence was accessible to stream.


Homicide Thriller

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: July 4th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 11th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 73,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 48.17%

The Adam Sandler film which was his greatest performing one on Netflix so far. Within the first three days, 13.Four million views got here from accounts within the US and Canada and 17.5 million worldwide. 73 million households in whole watched Homicide Thriller within the first month.

Homicide Thriller – Adam Sandler’s largest Netflix film so far


At all times Be My Possibly

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: Could 31st, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 32,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 20.21%

The Ali Wong and Randall Park comedy may seemingly attribute a few of its success because of the memes surrounding the cameo of Keanu Reeves. By no means the much less, it’s one other in style romantic comedy that noticed practically 1 in 5 subscribers on the time watch. The determine represents the primary months price of viewing.


When They See Us (Restricted Sequence)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: Could 31st, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 25,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 15.79%

Ava Duvernay’s groundbreaking restricted sequence concerning the Central Park 5 scored large with audiences when it launched in Could 2019. The quantity above represents the primary month of figures. We must also be aware Netflix mentioned “most-watched sequence within the U.S. day-after-day since by way of at the very least June 12”.

When They See Us – Netflix Restricted Sequence


Lifeless To Me (Season 1)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: Could third, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 30,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 18.95%

The debut black comedy sequence starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini struck a chord early on with Netflix watchers all over the world.  The 30 million determine refers back to the first month of households globally.


The Good Date

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: April 12th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 48,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 30.32%

Noah Centineo has been in fairly a number of of Netflix’s large romantic comedy motion pictures aimed toward teenagers and there’s a great purpose too. The Good Date was an enormous score draw which just about 50 million folks watching the film within the first month of launch.


Our Planet (Restricted Sequence)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: April fifth, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 33,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 20.84%

Netflix’s first large foray into the character docuseries style began in April 2019 and primarily based on the very fact a fifth of Netflix’s subscriber base watched it worldwide inside a month, you would say it went fairly nicely.


The Highwaymen

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: March 29th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 26.39%

Regardless of blended evaluations, this era biographical drama nonetheless scored over 40 million viewers. On the time, that was virtually 1 / 4 of the whole subscriber base within the first month.


Triple Frontier

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: March 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 52,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 34.31%

Worldwide and viewing figures for the primary 30 days. The motion hit for Netflix featured an all-star forged and is at the moment, in accordance with the launched metrics at the very least, the third most-watched film.


Umbrella Academy (Season 1)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: February 15th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 45,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 29.69%

Up till Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s superhero sequence output was completely reliant on Marvel. Umbrella Academy’s sweeping success proves that Netflix can promote superhero content material that isn’t from Marvel or DC. This determine was the primary month of viewing.


Intercourse Training (Season 1)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: January 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 28.72%

This stunning sequence rapidly discovered a worldwide viewers a month into airing with its improbable forged and quirky storyline.


You (Season 1)

Sort: Sequence
Released on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 28.72%

The present’s large rise in viewership demonstrates the facility of Netflix in comparison with its community counterparts. In truth, the NYTimes solely attributed the success of the present because of the facility of the platform.


Hen Field

Sort: Film
Released on Netflix: December 21st, 2018
Metric introduced: December 30th, 2018
Variety of viewers: 70,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 57.45%

Hen Field, so far, is Netflix’s greatest performing film or TV sequence so far. It’s no shock both. The complete month of December and January 2019 was simply stuffed with Hen Field memes and press.


Elite (Season 1)

Sort: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: October fifth, 2018
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2018
Variety of viewers: 20,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 14.36%

The second Spanish sequence on this checklist was an enormous hit in Spanish language international locations however very like Cash Heist has translated nicely into different areas of Netflix too.


Fyre: The Best Celebration That By no means Occurred

Sort: Documentary
Released on Netflix: September 18th, 2018
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2018
Variety of viewers: 20,000,000
Proportion of Subscribers: 14.36%

Excluding Orange is the New Black, the Fyre Competition documentary is the oldest title on Netflix checklist and represents the primary title Netflix launched its imprecise viewing stats for.


Should you’d prefer to see our full spreadsheet of figures, please check with our Google Docs right here.

The one title we haven’t included above is the truth that Orange is the New Black was introduced to have been began by 105 million accounts. That roughly represents each 2 in Three folks with a Netflix account.

A number of the earliest anecdotal knowledge proof got here in April 2013 when Reed Hastings famous that Hemlock Grove’s viewership was larger than Home of Playing cards.

Should you’re searching for some extra evaluation on a number of the more moderen viewing stats and learn how to learn into them, the Leisure Technique Man has you coated.


Extra viewership knowledge launched by Netflix (Non-specific programming)

In 2018, Netflix’s movie account launched some fascinating snippets of knowledge relating to its film library. In Could 2018, it famous that 33 Netflix Authentic motion pictures had been launched which had been watched over 300 million instances by 80 million accounts. On the time, Netflix stories that it had 124.35 million accounts throughout Q2 2018.

What does this imply? 65% of all Netflix accounts by mid-2018 had watched a Netflix branded movie.

As well as, it famous that 80 million accounts had watched a romance movie on Netflix (unique and non-original)

In January 2020, Netflix revealed that its customers had watched 2 billion hours of Adam Sandler content material on Netflix.