Welcome to the most important ongoing submit we’ve ever 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 listing 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 very best in relation to 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 offers 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 change into one among our most-watched Amazon Unique sequence by our Prime Video prospects,”.

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 needs to be famous most viewing numbers get launched alongside quarterly earnings experiences that are designed for buyers and finally, making Netflix look profitable.

Prime 10 Most Watched Netflix Originals

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

  1. Extraction – 90 million views*
  2. Spenser Confidential – 85 million views*
  3. 6 Underground – 83 million views*
  4. Hen Field – 80 million views
  5. Homicide Thriller – 73 million views
  6. The Witcher – 72 million views*
  7. Cash Heist (Season 4) – 65 million views*
  8. Tiger King (Restricted Sequence) – 64 million views*
  9. You (Season 2) – 54 million views*
  10. Triple Frontier – 52 million views
  11. The Excellent Date – 48 million views
  12. Tall Woman – 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 hold up to date over time.

How does Netflix measure viewership? Up till 2020, Netflix’s viewership figures up 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 It did provide up a comparability between the brand new and outdated metric which permits us to do an adjusted viewership charge though there are main caveats to that.

Observe: the listing is completed in descending date order of when the title launched on Netflix. Yow will discover the underlying datasheet right here.


The Decline

Kind: Film
Released on Netflix: March 27th, 2020
Statistic Introduced: Could 15th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~21,000,000

It’s uncommon for us to get a scoop on how properly a title is doing that’s not English (in addition to Cash Heist, in fact) so it was a uncommon perception when La Presse revealed that 21 million had watched The Decline.

What’s most attention-grabbing is that 95% of the views got here outdoors of the nation the film was produced for. The Spanish model was the most-watched in keeping with this report.


Extraction

Kind: Film
Released on Netflix: April 24th, 2020
Statistic introduced: Could 2nd, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~90,000,000

The Chris Hemsworth film topped all charts when it was revealed in early Could that the action-packed thrill trip scored the most important movie premiere for Netflix up to now.

The projected 90 million views are for the primary 4 weeks of launch.


Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity

Kind: 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 may’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 dues although, because it’s nonetheless the most-watched docu-series on Netflix.


Cash Heist (Half 4)

Kind: 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 3, however that’s possible not a good comparability.


Love Is Blind

Kind: 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

Kind: 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 most important film primarily based on the brand new metrics. At an adjusted charge, nevertheless, Hen Field nonetheless is available in flying excessive. The alter charge is round 58.5M.

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


Ozark (Season 3)

Kind: 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 Dangerous and is well one of many shining jewels within the Netflix Unique drama crown.

This quantity interprets into one of many greatest reveals for Netflix given it will possibly command reminiscent of a powerful quantity in its third season. It beats Stranger Issues S3 (though that’s primarily based on the outdated metric) though it’s 5 million shy of Cash Heist’s third season.


Airplane Mode

Kind: 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 up to now.

In a Tweet on February 27th, 2020 Netflix mentioned the next:

AIRPLANE MODE is the most well-liked non-English movie on Netflix thus far! Almost 28 million households watched the movie because it premiered Four weeks in the past — two thirds of them in international locations together with the US, Mexico, France and Germany.


A Fall From Grace

Kind: 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 few of the different titles on this listing so it demonstrates how a title can do properly purely primarily based on phrase of mouth and the well-known algorithm.

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


The Witcher (Season 1)

Kind: Sequence
Released on Netflix: December 20th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~72,000,000
Share 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 massive from the early days. Every of the trailers constantly was the best considered on Netflix’s YouTube channel and other people have 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 e book sequence additionally was struggling to maintain up with the brand new demand.


6 Underground

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

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

This metric covers the primary 4 weeks of viewing.


You (Season 2)

Kind: Sequence
Released on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric Introduced: January 20th, 2020
Variety of viewers: ~54,000,000
Share 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 value noting that solely a number of weeks of information have been accessible to Netflix and this quantity relies on their estimates.


The Crown (Season 3)

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

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

Extra viewership insights have been additionally offered. This contains the very fact 73 million folks in complete have chosen to observe a minimum of 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 outdated metric the place Netflix measured primarily based on the proportion of title watched versus 2 minutes. 


Klaus

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

It’s a private pleasure to see Klaus doing properly. The animated vacation film is spectacularly animated and we’ve heard was handed on by a number of studios. At the least for us, it’s going to be a yearly custom diving into the film. It’s value noting the 30 million quantity is technically on the high 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

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

Netflix spent tons of of tens of millions 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 undertaking.

Given the size, that’s a unprecedented quantity provided that you must watch 70% of the film to be thought of inside that quantity.


Avenue Movement

Kind: Film
Released on Netflix:
October 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: October 23rd, 2019
Variety of viewers: 2,600,000
Share 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 could appear to be it had a low viewership however when you think about Netflix France has 6 million subs complete, that’s almost half of subscribers within the area.


El Camino: A Breaking Dangerous Film

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

The film follow-up to the tip of the Breaking Dangerous sequence scored massive with Netflix. The quantity displays the primary week of viewing and worldwide.


Tall Woman

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

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


Unbelievable (Restricted Sequence)

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

The extremely produced restricted sequence caught quite a lot of consideration significantly because of its first episode. The quantity displays its first 28 days (first month) on Netflix worldwide.


Cash Heist (Season 3)

Kind: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: July 17th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 2nd, 2019
Variety of viewers: ~44,000,000 (34,355,956 first week)
Share 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 greatest non-English sequence on Netflix. The quantity accounts for the primary week globally.


Kidnapping Stella

Kind: Film
Released on Netflix: July 12th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 20th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 18,895,873
Share 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)

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

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


Homicide Thriller

Kind: TV Sequence
Released on Netflix: July 4th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 11th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 73,000,000
Share 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 complete watched Homicide Thriller within the first month.

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


At all times Be My Perhaps

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

The Ali Wong and Randall Park comedy may possible 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 standard romantic comedy that noticed almost 1 in 5 subscribers on the time watch. The determine represents the primary months value of viewing.


When They See Us (Restricted Sequence)

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

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

When They See Us – Netflix Restricted Sequence


Useless To Me (Season 1)

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

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


The Excellent Date

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

Noah Centineo has been in fairly just a few of Netflix’s massive romantic comedy motion pictures geared toward teenagers and there’s an excellent motive too. The Excellent 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)

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

Netflix’s first massive 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 may say it went fairly properly.


The Highwaymen

Kind: Film
Released on Netflix: March 29th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Share 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

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

Worldwide and viewing figures for the primary 30 days. The motion hit for Netflix featured an all-star solid and is at present, in keeping with the launched metrics a minimum of, the third most-watched film.


Umbrella Academy (Season 1)

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

Till Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s superhero sequence output was totally 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 Schooling (Season 1)

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

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


You (Season 1)

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

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


Hen Field

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

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


Elite (Season 1)

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

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


Fyre: The Biggest Occasion That By no means Occurred

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

Aside from Orange is the New Black, the Fyre Competition documentary is the oldest title on Netflix listing and represents the primary title Netflix launched its obscure viewing stats for.


If you happen to’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.

If you happen to’re searching for some extra evaluation on a few of the more moderen viewing stats and methods 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 attention-grabbing snippets of data relating to its film library. In Could 2018, it famous that 33 Netflix Unique motion pictures had been launched which have been watched over 300 million occasions by 80 million accounts. On the time, Netflix experiences 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 (authentic and non-original)

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