The Netflix report covers more than 18,000 titles. Image: Pixabay

Netflix releases report on most-watched shows in 2023

Content-streaming giant Netflix has published its first report of what people watched over a six month period.


The Netflix report covers more than 18,000 titles. Image: Pixabay

Starting this week Netflix will publish What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report twice a year, with the first report covering the period January – June 2023.

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The report includes:

  • Hours viewed for every title — original and licensed — watched for over 50,000 hours;
  • The premiere date for any Netflix TV series or film; and
  • Whether a title was available globally.

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Netflix Top 10

The top 10 titles for the period January – June 2023 are as follows:

Title Hours viewed
1. The Night Agent: Season 1 – 812,100,000 hrs
2. Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 – 665,100,000 hrs
3. The Glory: Season 1 – 622,800,000 hrs
4. Wednesday: Season 1 – 507,700,000 hrs
5. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – 503,000,000 hrs
6. You: Season 4 – 440,600,000 hrs
7. La Reina del Sur: Season 3 – 429,600,000 hrs
8. Outer Banks: Season 3 – 402,500,000 hrs
9. Ginny & Georgia: Season 1 – 302,100,000 hrs
10. FUBAR: Season 1 – 266,200,000 hrs

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Netflix says the report covers more than 18,000 titles — representing 99% of all viewing on Netflix — and nearly 100 billion hours viewed.

Over 60% of Netflix titles released between January and June 2023 appeared on Netflix’s weekly Top 10 lists.

The company goes on to say:

While this report is broader in scope, the trends reflected in it are very similar to those in the Top 10 lists, including:

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The strength of returning favorites like Ginny & Georgia, Alice in Borderland, The Marked Heart, Outer Banks, You, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, XO Kitty and film sequels Murder Mystery 2 and Extraction 2;

The popularity of new series like The Night Agent, The Diplomat, Beef, The Glory, Alpha Males, FUBAR and Fake Profile, which generate huge audiences and fandoms;

The size of the audience of our films across every genre including The Mother, Luther: The Fallen Sun, You People, AKA, ¡Que viva México! and Hunger;

The enthusiasm for non-English stories, which generated 30% of all viewing;

The staying power of titles on Netflix, which extends well beyond their premieres. All Quiet on the Western Front, for example, debuted in October 2022 and generated 80M hours viewed between January and June; and

The demand for older, licensed titles, which generates tremendous value for our members and for rights holders.

The full Netflix report can be downloaded here.