In a rare move from the streaming giant, Netflix have actually shared their streaming data and have revealed their most popular tv series and films.
According to Variety, Netflix’s co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, revealed at the Vox Media’s Code Conference the company’s most popular titles. The results were calculated using two metrics. One is a proprietary metric of the number of accounts that selected a given title in the first 28 days of release and watched for at least two minutes. The other showed the total time spent viewing by hours within the first 28 days. This data has never been released by Netflix before.
Sarandos said that the company is “trying to be more transparent with talent, with the market.”
So the results are in and the most popular show on Netflix was Bridgerton with 82 million accounts having spent 625 million hours watching it. The most popular film title is split between Extraction, which received the most accounts watching at 99 million, and Birdbox, which had more viewing time at 282 million hours compared to Extraction’s 231 million hours.
Here are the complete results:
Currently, the new Korean drama series Squid Game is set to become Netflix’s biggest show ever as it is currently the number one on Netflix worldwide. “We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity,” said Sarandos.
Despite such great reports, Netflix are staying weary of their competitors as more of them appear. “I have to take them seriously,” said Sarandos. “I don’t want to underestimate any of them – because I think they underestimated us.”
In other entertainment news, Netflix just acquired the rights to all of Roald Dahl’s works.