Every Viewing Statistic Netflix Has Released So Far (October 2020)


Welcome to the most important ongoing submit we’ve ever put collectively right here at What’s on Netflix. Over the years, Netflix has launched selective snapshots into its viewership. Here’s the definitive listing of each Netflix viewership statistic launched to this point.

With the brand new age of streaming, viewership metrics have passed by the wayside. Instead, we get selective “datecdotes” (a phrase coined by the Entertainment Strategy Guy) that offers us a glimpse into viewing figures of sure titles. Netflix is by far the perfect in relation to releasing metrics in relation to streamers however even then, it’s typically criticized.

Amazon solely offers obscure statements when describing its viewership. As exemplified with the assertion within the article above with The Boys, Amazon mentioned: “We are thrilled that ‘The Boys’ has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most-watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers,”. Of course, no precise figures had been connected.

New viewership metrics have began popping out courtesy of Nielsen however this text focuses totally on each viewership quantity launched by Netflix themselves.


Top 10 Most Watched Netflix Originals

In phrases of the highest 10 most-watched titles in Netflix historical past, right here they’re:

  1. Extraction – 99 million views*
  2. Bird Box – 89 million views*
  3. Spenser Confidential – 85 million views*
  4. 6 Underground – 83 million views*
  5. Murder Mystery – 83 million views*
  6. The Witcher – 76 million views*
  7. Money Heist (Season four) – 65 million views*
  8. Tiger King (Limited Series) – 64 million views*
  9. The Irishman – 64 million views*
  10. The Wrong Missy – 59 million views*

Those marked with a * makes use of Netflix’s new 2-minute metric system. 

Without additional ado, right here’s an inventory of each metric Netflix has introduced to this point which we’ll hold up to date over time.

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 It did provide up a comparability between the brand new and outdated metric which permits us to do an adjusted viewership fee though there are main caveats to that.

Note: the listing is completed in descending date order of when the statistic date was introduced. You can discover the underlying datasheet right here.


Full List of Viewership Totals for Netflix Series & Movies

Ratched

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: September 18th, 2020
Statistic introduced: October 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 48,000,000

Dubbed as the primary hit from Ryan Murphy’s large output for the service however isn’t technically a full Netflix Original. Either method, Ratched lit up the stats all through most of September 2020.


The Platform

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March 20th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 15th, 2020
Number of viewers: 56,000,000

The Platform viewing stats slipped right into a Bloomberg article which, on the time, coated the 10 most watched titles.


Da 5 Bloods

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: June 12th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 27,000,000

Spike Lee’s first characteristic movie for Netflix.


The Wrong Missy

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: May 13th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 59,000,000


Never Have I Ever

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: April 27th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 40,000,000


Space Force

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: May 29th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 40,000,000


Too Hot to Handle

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: April 17th, 2020
Statistic introduced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 51,000,000


Floor is Lava

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: June 19th, 2020
Statistic Announced: July 16th, 2020
Number of viewers: 37,000,000


Raising Dion

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: October 4th, 2019
Statistic introduced: June eighth, 2020
Number of viewers: 32,000,000

60% of the views for Raising Dion got here from exterior of the United States.


American Son

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: November 1st, 2019
Statistic Announced: June eighth, 2020
Number of viewers: 17,000,000

American Son reportedly carried out nicely in France, Africa, Mexico, and Latin America. Non-U.S. subscribers made up 46% of the overall viewing.


The Willoughbys

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: April 22nd, 2020
Statistic Announced: May 22nd, 2020
Number of viewers: ~37,600,000 – first month – later quoted as 38,000,000

The Willoughbys was one of many animated films launched throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and because of this, noticed spectacular viewing stats.

Based on launched figures, it’s the most-watched Netflix Original animated characteristic to this point with 7.6 million extra views than the Christmas hit, Klaus.

Just a day earlier than the announcement, Ricky Gervais on a live-stream was blown away with the statistics.


The Last Dance

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: April 22nd, 2020
Statistic Announced: May 22nd, 2020
Number of viewers: ~37,600,000 – first month

Important word: on the time, this quantity solely applies to Netflix exterior the US (US obtained The Last Dance at a later date)

This was a wierd flex for Netflix and one of many first instances Netflix has launched viewing figures for a co-production or a title with unique worldwide distribution rights.

Perhaps the important thing factor right here is that extra folks watched The Last Dance (or no less than sampled) overseas the place basketball typically isn’t a mainstream sport, than ESPN in America the place it’s.


The Decline

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March 27th, 2020
Statistic Announced: May 15th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~21,000,000

It’s uncommon for us to get a scoop on how nicely a title is doing that’s not English (apart from Money 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 exterior of the nation the film was produced for. The Spanish model was the most-watched in keeping with this report.


Extraction

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: April 24th, 2020
Statistic introduced: May 2nd, 2020
Number of viewers: ~90,000,000 unique projection / 99,000,000 precise later confirmed

The Chris Hemsworth film topped all charts when it was revealed in early May that the action-packed thrill experience scored the most important movie premiere for Netflix to this point.

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


Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March sixth, 2020
Statistic Announced: April 21st, 2020
Number of viewers: ~64,000,000

The 12 months is 2020 and there are two issues you possibly can’t cease listening to about within the early components of the 12 months. 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.


Money Heist (Part four)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: April third, 2020
Statistic Announced: April 21st, 2020
Number 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, it has pulled in about as a lot the identical as Money Heist half three, however that’s doubtless not a good comparability.


Love Is Blind

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: February 13th, 2020
Statistic Announced: April 21st, 2020
Number 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

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March sixth, 2020
Statistic Announced: April 21st, 2020
Number of viewers: 85,000,000


Ozark (Season three)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: March 27th, 2020
Statistic Announced: April 21th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~29,000,000

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

The wonderful drama is commonly in comparison with Breaking Bad and is definitely one of many shining jewels within the Netflix Original drama crown.

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


Airplane Mode

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: January 23rd, 2020
Statistic Announced: February 28th, 2020
Number 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.

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

AIRPLANE MODE is the most well-liked non-English movie on Netflix to this point! Nearly 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

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: January 17th, 2020
Statistic Announced: February third, 2020
Number 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 listing so it demonstrates how a title can do nicely purely primarily based on phrase of mouth and the well-known algorithm.

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


The Witcher (Season 1)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: December 20th, 2019
Metric Announced: January 20th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~76,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 43.09%

Based on the novel sequence and online game of the identical title, we knew The Witcher was going to be massive from the early days. Each of the trailers constantly was the very best seen on Netflix’s YouTube channel and other people had been searching for their subsequent Game 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 guide sequence additionally was struggling to maintain up with the brand new demand.


6 Underground

Type: Movies
Released on Netflix: December 20th, 2019
Metric Announced: January 20th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~83,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 49.67%

Despite comparatively mediocre critiques, the film was certain to be an enormous hit given the actual 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)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric Announced: January 20th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~54,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 32.32%

Twelve million extra folks watched season two of You than season one 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 had been out there to Netflix and this quantity is predicated on their estimates.


The Crown (Season three)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: November 17th, 2019
Metric Announced: January 20th, 2020
Number of viewers: ~21,000,000
Percentage 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.

Additional viewership insights had been additionally supplied. This contains the actual fact 73 million folks in whole have chosen to observe no less than one episode of The Crown. It additionally revealed that viewership of season three was 40% up over season two.


Note: All the titles listed beneath are on Netflix’s outdated metric the place Netflix measured primarily based on the share of title watched versus 2 minutes. 


Klaus

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: November 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: December 19th, 2019
Number of viewers: ~30,000,000
Percentage 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. At 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 prime finish and the stat covers the primary month, not the primary seven days.

Beyond 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

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: November 27th, 2019
Metric introduced: December 10th, 2019
Number of viewers: 26,404,081 (70% – first week) – 64,000,000 (2 minutes – first month)
Percentage of Subscribers: 16.68%

Netflix spent tons of of tens of millions on The Irishman which appears to be like to be its greatest likelihood but at getting its first film Oscar.

Speculation as as to whether The Irishman would have its stats revealed have been ongoing for weeks given the scale of the challenge.

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


Street Flow

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix:
October 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: October 23rd, 2019
Number of viewers: 2,600,000
Percentage 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 six million subs whole, that’s practically half of subscribers within the area.


El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix:
October 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: October 23rd, 2019
Number of viewers: 25,734,392
Percentage of Subscribers: 16.25%

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


Tall Girl

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix:
September 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: September 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 41,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 25.9%

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


Unbelievable (Limited Series)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: September 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: September 16th, 2019
Number of viewers: 32,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 20.21%

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


Money Heist (Season three)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: July 17th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 2nd, 2019
Number of viewers: ~44,000,000 (34,355,956 first week)
Percentage of Subscribers: 21.7%

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


Kidnapping Stella

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: July 12th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 20th, 2019
Number of viewers: 18,895,873
Percentage of Subscribers: 11.93%

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


Stranger Things (Season three)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: July 4th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 11th, 2019
Number of viewers: 26,400,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 16.67%

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


Murder Mystery

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: July 4th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 11th, 2019
Number of viewers: 73,000,000 (70% metric) – 83,000,000 (2 minute metric)
Percentage of Subscribers: 48.17%

The Adam Sandler film which was his greatest performing one on Netflix so far. In the primary three days, 13.four million views got here from accounts within the US and Canada and 17.5 million worldwide. Seventy-three million households in whole watched Murder Mystery within the first month.

Murder Mystery – Adam Sandler’s largest Netflix film so far


Always Be My Maybe

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: May 31st, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 32,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 20.21%

The Ali Wong and Randall Park comedy may doubtless attribute a few of its success because of the memes surrounding the cameo of Keanu Reeves. Never the much less, it’s one other fashionable romantic comedy that noticed practically one in 5 subscribers on the time watch. The determine represents the primary month’s value of viewing.


When They See Us (Limited Series)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: May 31st, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 25,000,000 on outdated metric – 31,000,000 on new metric
Percentage of Subscribers: 15.79%

Ava Duvernay’s groundbreaking restricted sequence concerning the Central Park Five scored massive with audiences when it launched in May 2019. The quantity above represents the primary month of figures. We also needs to word Netflix mentioned “most-watched series in the U.S. every day since through at least June 12”.

In a later report, we realized that a number of the areas that significantly loved When They See Us together with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Benelux international locations and Africa.

When They See Us – Netflix Limited Series


Dead To Me (Season 1)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: May third, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 30,000,000
Percentage 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 Perfect Date

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: April 12th, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 48,000,000 (70% metric) – 55,000,000 (2 minute metric)
Percentage of Subscribers: 30.32%

Noah Centineo has been in fairly a couple of of Netflix’s massive romantic comedy films geared toward teenagers and there’s a very good purpose too. The Perfect Date was an enormous ranking draw which nearly 50 million folks watching the film within the first month of launch.


Our Planet (Limited Series)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: April fifth, 2019
Metric introduced: July 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 33,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 20.84%

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


The Highwaymen

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March 29th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Number of viewers: 40,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 26.39%

Despite combined critiques, this era biographical drama nonetheless scored over 40 million viewers. At the time, that was nearly 1 / 4 of all the subscriber base within the first month.


Triple Frontier

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: March 13th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Number of viewers: 52,000,000
Percentage 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 keeping with the launched metrics no less than, the third most-watched film.


Umbrella Academy (Season 1)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: February 15th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Number of viewers: 45,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 29.69%

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


Sex Education (Season 1)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: January 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 40,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 28.72%

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


You (Season 1)

Type: Series
Released on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Number of viewers: 40,000,000
Percentage 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.


Bird Box

Type: Movie
Released on Netflix: December 21st, 2018
Metric introduced: December 30th, 2018
Number of viewers: 45,000,000 first 7 days (70%), 80 million projected (70%), 89,000,000 confirmed (2 minutes)
Percentage of Subscribers: 57.45%

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


Elite (Season 1)

Type: TV Series
Released on Netflix: October fifth, 2018
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2018
Number of viewers: 20,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 14.36%

The second Spanish sequence on this listing was an enormous hit in Spanish language international locations however very similar to Money Heist has translated nicely into different areas of Netflix too.


Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Type: Documentary
Released on Netflix: September 18th, 2018
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2018
Number of viewers: 20,000,000
Percentage of Subscribers: 14.36%

With the exception of Orange is the New Black, the Fyre Festival documentary is the oldest title on Netflix listing and represents the primary title Netflix launched its obscure viewing stats for.


If you’d prefer to see our full spreadsheet of figures, please seek advice from our Google Docs right here.

The solely 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.

Some of the earliest anecdotal information proof got here in April 2013 when Reed Hastings famous that Hemlock Grove’s viewership was increased than House of Cards.

If you’re searching for some extra evaluation on a number of the newer viewing stats and how you can learn into them, the Entertainment Strategy Guy has you coated.



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