Netflix's 8 most popular original movies and TV shows that it has shared viewership data for
- Netflix said in its third quarter earnings report on Wednesday that 64 million households watched "Stranger Things" season three.
- Netflix has pulled the curtain back on viewership recently and championed some of its most popular movies and TV shows.
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Netflix, famous for closely guarding its viewership data, has lifted the curtain on some of its most popular content recently.
During its third quarter earnings report on Wednesday, the streaming giant said that "Stranger Things" season three was the show's biggest season yet and was watched by 64 million member households in its first four weeks of release. It also said that its romcom "Tall Girl" was watched by 41 million households and that its limited series "When They See Us" by 25 million in the first month.
Netflix has championed other hit original movies and TV shows in recent months after years of keeping its viewership mostly shrouded in secrecy.
But what it defines as viewership is non-traditional. It counts a view if an account watches 70% of a movie's runtime or 70% of a single episode of a TV show. We don't know how many accounts actually finish an entire movie or TV season.
It said in December that "Bird Box" was its biggest movie yet and was watched by 45 million accounts worldwide in just its first week. It went on to be watched by 80 million households in its first month. The action movie "Triple Frontier" was watched by 52 million accounts in the first month.
Many of Netflix's most popular movies are torn apart by critics, from Adam Sandler's "Murder Mystery" (73 million households in the first month) to "The Highwaymen" (40 million), which received 45% and 57% Rotten Tomatoes critic scores, respectively.
We collected the top eight TV shows and movies that Netflix has said are some of its biggest hits below: