Welcome to the toughest ongoing publish 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. Listed here are our makes an attempt to catalog and record each single viewership metric the service has launched. 

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 perfect 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 flicks.

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 change into one in all our most-watched Amazon Authentic sequence by our Prime Video clients,”.

Netflix’s selective numbers are sometimes criticized by others within the trade. FX’s John Landgraf famously stated that Netflix “Isn’t telling you the entire story”. It must be famous most viewing numbers get launched alongside quarterly earnings experiences that are designed for traders and in the end, making Netflix look profitable.

When it comes to the highest 5 most-watched titles in Netflix historical past, right here they’re:

  1. Chook Field – 80 million views
  2. Homicide Thriller – 73 million views
  3. Triple Frontier – 52 million views
  4. The Good Date – 48 million views
  5. Tall Lady – 41 million views

With out additional ado, right here’s an inventory of each metric Netflix has introduced to this point which we’ll maintain up to date over time.

Notice: the record is completed in descending date order of when the title launched on Netflix.


The Irishman

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

Netflix spent lots of of tens of millions on The Irishman which seems to be its finest probability but at getting its first film Oscar.

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

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


Avenue Stream

Sort: Film
Launched 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 nations. The film might appear 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
Launched 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 top of the Breaking Unhealthy sequence scored massive with Netflix. The quantity displays the primary week of viewing and worldwide.


Tall Lady

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

Tall Lady is a romantic comedy (one of many many you’ll discover on this record) that scored effectively with the youthful technology. 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 Collection)

Sort: TV Collection
Launched 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 a whole lot 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 Collection
Launched on Netflix: July 17th, 2019
Metric introduced: August 2nd, 2019
Variety of viewers: 34,355,956
Share of Subscribers: 21.7%

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


Kidnapping Stella

Sort: Film
Launched 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 data is the primary metric launched for a non-English film on Netflix.


Stranger Issues (Season 3)

Sort: TV Collection
Launched 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 largest sequence launch thus far. Over 26 million watched over the primary weekend the sequence was out there to stream.


Homicide Thriller

Sort: TV Collection
Launched 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 finest performing one on Netflix thus 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 thus far


At all times Be My Possibly

Sort: Film
Launched on Netflix: Might 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 doubtless 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 widespread romantic comedy that noticed practically 1 in 5 subscribers on the time watch. The determine represents the primary months value of viewing.


When They See Us (Restricted Collection)

Sort: Collection
Launched on Netflix: Might 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 Parkland 5 scored massive with audiences when it launched in Might 2019. The quantity above represents the primary month of figures. We also needs to word Netflix stated “most-watched sequence within the U.S. every single day since by way of not less than June 12”.

When They See Us – Netflix Restricted Collection


Useless To Me (Season 1)

Sort: Collection
Launched on Netflix: Might 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 Good Date

Sort: Film
Launched 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 a couple of of Netflix’s massive romantic comedy films aimed toward teenagers and there’s an excellent cause too. The Good Date was an enormous ranking draw which just about 50 million folks watching the film within the first month of launch.


Our Planet (Restricted Collection)

Sort: Collection
Launched 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 based mostly on the very fact a fifth of Netflix’s subscriber base watched it worldwide inside a month, you possibly can say it went fairly effectively.


The Highwaymen

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

Regardless of combined opinions, this era biographical drama nonetheless scored over 40 million viewers. On the time, that was nearly 1 / 4 of your entire subscriber base within the first month.


Triple Frontier

Sort: Film
Launched 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 presently, in accordance with the launched metrics not less than, the third most-watched film.


Umbrella Academy (Season 1)

Sort: Collection
Launched on Netflix: February 15th, 2019
Metric introduced: April 16th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 45,000,000
Share of Subscribers: 29.69%

Up 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 Training (Season 1)

Sort: Collection
Launched on Netflix: January 11th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Share of Subscribers: 28.72%

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


You (Season 1)

Sort: Collection
Launched on Netflix: December 26th, 2019
Metric introduced: January 17th, 2019
Variety of viewers: 40,000,000
Share of Subscribers: 28.72%

The present’s enormous 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.


Chook Field

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

Chook Field, thus far, is Netflix’s finest performing film or TV sequence thus far. It’s no shock both. The whole month of December and January 2019 was simply filled with Chook Field memes and press.


Christmas Chronicles

Sort: Film
Launched on Netflix: November 22nd, 2018
Metric introduced: December third, 2018
Variety of viewers: 20,000,000
Share of Subscribers: 14.36%

This was Netflix’s first main Christmas film with Chris Columbus from Residence Alone pioneering the challenge. Kurt Russell carried the movie as Santa making it Netflix’s most-watched Christmas film thus far.

It’s value noting that this viewing stat is particularly for streams slightly than households as per most different listings right here.


Elite (Season 1)

Sort: TV Collection
Launched 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 record was an enormous hit in Spanish language nations however very like Cash Heist has translated effectively into different areas of Netflix too.


Fyre: The Biggest Social gathering That By no means Occurred

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

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


In the event you’d prefer to see our full spreadsheet of figures, please discuss 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.

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

In the event you’re searching for some extra evaluation on among the newer viewing stats and the way to learn into them, the Leisure Technique Man has you lined.


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

In 2018, Netflix’s movie account launched some fascinating snippets of data relating to its film library. In Might 2018, it famous that 33 Netflix Authentic films had been launched which have been watched over 300 million instances 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)