Here Are The Ten Most Watched Netflix Series Of All-Time

By Chris Katje

Streaming giant Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) has created a website to show its top ten most watched movies and television shows based on the first 28 days of release, weekly viewership and based on over 90 different countries.

Top Ten Series: Netflix data shows the top ten series for both English language and non-English language productions.

Here are the top ten English language series based on viewership in the first 28 days on the platform. Netflix ranks each season of a series as a separate unit.

  • Bridgerton: Season 1: 625.5 million hours
  • Stranger Things 3: 582.1 million hours
  • The Witcher: Season 1: 541.0 million hours
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 2: 496.1 million hours
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 1: 475.6 million hours
  • Maid: 469.1 million hours
  • You: Season 3: 467.8 million hours
  • You: Season 2: 457.4 million hours
  • Stranger Things 2: 427.4 million hours
  • Sex Education: Season 3: 418.8 million hours

Here are the Top Ten Non-English series based on their first 28 days on the platform.

  • Squid Game: Season 1: 1.65 billion hours
  • Money Heist: Part 4: 619.0 million hours
  • Money Heist: Part 3: 426.4 million hours
  • Money Heist: Part 5: 395.1 million hours
  • Lupin: Part 1: 316.8 million hours
  • Elite: Season 3: 275.3 million hours
  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 1: 266.4 million hours
  • Elite: Season 4: 257.1 million hours
  • Lupin: Part 2: 214.1 million hours
  • Dark Desire: Season 1: 213.8 million hours

While Netflix doesn’t specify its overall top ten series, the two lists can create a list of the top ten series of all-time on Netflix based on the first 28 days hours viewed.

  • Squid Game: Season 1: 1.65 billion hours
  • Bridgerton: Season 1: 625.5 million hours
  • Money Heist: Part 4: 619.0 million hours
  • Stranger Things 3: 582.1 million hours
  • The Witcher: Season 1: 541.0 million hours
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 2: 496.1 million hours
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 1: 475.6 million hours
  • Maid: 469.1 million hours
  • You: Season 3: 467.8 million hours
  • You: Season 2: 457.4 million hours

Related Link: Here Are The Top Ten Most Watched Movies On Netflix Of All Time

Why It’s Important: Netflix shared data earlier this year that showed its top ten series of all-time. That list came before the massive success of “Squid Game,” which continues to rank in the top ten for shows in several countries for Netflix.

Netflix is working on creating a second season with the director of “Squid Game,” a move that could be accelerated with adding additional content from the director to the streaming platform. "Squid Game" now has a sizable lead as the most watched series of all-time on Netflix. 

The new metrics from Netflix count on total hours viewed, as opposed to tracking the number of people who watched at least two minutes of a show, which might not have been as accurate.

Netflix also hopes the new top ten lists, which are updated each Tuesday, could increase engagement from viewers based on what is hot and trending.

Netflix ended the third quarter with 213.6 million paid subscribers.

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