Period drama ‘Bridgeton’ stands out as a clear favourite on Netflix’s most-watched lists. Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock also dominates at the top spot.
We all have our own Netflix favourites ranging from reality, mystery and comedy titles across the streaming service. Last year Netflix had over 182 million subscribers worldwide paired with over 1 000 series and films available to be enjoyed. The streaming service released top 10 lists of the most popular series and films in Netflix history and there are a few titles that stand out, with period drama Bridgerton being one of the clear favourites.
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Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos shared the worldwide figures for Netflix’s most-watched shows at a Code Conference in California, on 27 September. It is reported that Sarandos released these figures as part of an attempt to be more transparent.
The figures released by Sarandos show the number of accounts that have watched at least two minutes of the title in its first 28 days on Netflix. There are also figures for the series and films that show the total views in hours on the streaming service.
He also noted that the recently released Squid Game is on track to be its biggest show and has scooped the number one spot in most countries.
Taking the top spot on the list is Bridgeton with a whopping 82 million accounts. The Emmy-nominated series starring Regé Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor is gearing up for a second season on 21 January 2022. Lupin part one and The Witcher season one are tied for second place.
Action film Extraction raked in more Netflix accounts than Bridgeton season one. Extraction takes the top spot on the top 10 most-watched Netflix films list with 99 million accounts and there is a difference of 10 million between the number one and two spots. The Old Guard led by South African-born actress Charlize Theron features on the list at number six.
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When looking at the lists it is clear that there are a few favourites. Season one of Bridgeton takes the top spot again with a total of 625 million hours watched. Following closely behind is Money Heist part four that came in sixth place on the most-watched list.
Bird Box and Extraction take the first two spots but this time, Bird Box takes the top spot with 282 million hours. The film with Sandra Bullock as its lead debuted on Netflix in 2018 and it seems audiences are still loving it.