You can now see a list of the top 10 Netflix movies and television shows in different countries around the world, with data refreshed weekly every Tuesday.
- A new Netflix website lists the streamer’s top 10 titles, ranked by view hours
- Browse Netflix’s top 10 charts for different countries around the world
- Rankings are updated weekly with data from Monday through Sunday
Netflix Top 10 charts now available, updated weekly
The charts are provided for more than 90 different countries around the world, with both English and non-English language titles counted. You can view these charts for Film (English), TV (English), Film (Non-English) and TV (Non-English) content.
The lists combine original programming and acquired content. TV shows will be measured by seasons. Viewership statistics will date back to the week of June 28, 2021, Vulture reported. Top 10 charts for content categories like reality shows, documentaries and kids’ programming will also be published, but occasionally rather than regularly.
Here’s how TV shows will be measured by season:
We consider each season of a series and each film on their own, so you might see both Stranger Things seasons 2 and 3 in the Top 10. Because titles sometimes move in and out of the Top 10, we also show the total number of weeks that a season of a series or film has spent on the list.
The charts can be accessed via the new Netflix Top 10 website at top10.netflix.com. Viewership lists are also available as TSV and Excel files.
Streaming data transparency
Netflix has been criticized for lacking transparency when it comes to reporting viewing statistics, so this is an attempt to address the problem by reporting its own viewership data. The company is basically making good on its earlier promise to start disclosing viewership statistics on a regular basis. Read: How to cancel a Netflix account
In a post over at the Netflix blog, the company’s vice president of content strategy, planning, and analysis, Pablo Perez De Rosso, writes that reporting viewership data for streaming services should be modeled around how many viewing hours the most-watched titles accumulated globally over the preceding seven days.
We’ve had a lot of feedback about our metrics over the years.
So we went back to the drawing board and today we’re excited to launch https://t.co/a9X2usRUun — a new website with weekly global and country lists of the most popular titles on Netflix as ranked by view hours pic.twitter.com/JMrvzmRv8s
— Netflix (@netflix) November 16, 2021
“People want to understand what success means in a streaming world, and these lists offer the clearest answer to that question in our industry,” De Rosso wrote.
But can self-reported stats be trusted?
Netflix beats Nielsen at its own game
You’d be right to wonder why you should trust Netflix instead of letting Nielsen provide this data. In a way, Netflix has beaten Nielsen at its own game. Nielsen also launched weekly charts for streaming video, but now Netflix is also reporting its own viewership data based on hours watched. Besides, Nielsen data is weeks behind whereas Netflix’s rankings are updated weekly with data from Monday through Sunday.