Netflix's Most Watched Series: A Ranking of the Top 15

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Netflix's Most Watched Series: A Ranking of the Top 15

For a long time, Netflix kept viewership data for its streaming service private, but in recent years, the company has started to publish rankings of its most popular shows and movies, as well as a global list of its most watched titles of all time.

These leaderboards are updated on a weekly basis and are ranked according to the total number of hours that subscribers have spent watching them. The purpose of this list is to give subscribers an idea of what the biggest hits on the streaming service are, so they can discover something new to watch.

To make it onto the all-time most-watched list, a series or movie must have a high level of popularity in many different countries. This means that even if a title is in the top 10 on the Netflix app for several days, it may still not have enough watch hours to make it onto the all-time most watched list.

Viewership is measured by the total number of hours that a title is watched, and even the most popular shows and movies can take several weeks to accumulate the required number of hours. For example, the series "The Recruit" had 52.3 million hours of viewing in the first three days of its release, but in order to make it onto the all-time most watched list, it would need to have almost half a billion hours of viewing.

On the other hand, the series "Wednesday" was able to collect more than one billion hours of viewing in the first 28 days of its release, which was enough to make it onto the list of the most watched shows in 2022. Listed below are Netflix's most-watched series based on reports of total hours watched in the first 28 days of a title's release.

It's important to note that if Netflix releases one season of a series in two parts, with each part being released on a different date, the viewing time is counted separately for each part.

The most-watched series of all time on Netflix:


Squid Game season 1: 1.65 billion hours 2. Stranger Things season 4: 1.35 billion hours 3. Wednesday: 1.19 billion hours 4. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: 856.2 million hours 5. Money Heist part 5: 792.2 million hours 6.

Bridgerton season 2: 656.2 million hours 7. Bridgerton season 1: 625.5 million hours 8. Money Heist part 4: 619 million hours 9. Stranger Things season 3: 582.1 million hours 10. Lucifer season 5: 569.5 million hours 11. All of Us Are Dead season 1: 560.8 million hours 12.

The Witcher season 1: 541 million hours 13. Inventing Anna: 511.9 million hours 14. 13 Reasons Why season 2: 496.1 million hours 15. Ozark season 4: 491.1 million hours