This is a list of most-watched Netflix original programming in total hours viewed, in the first 28 days of being uploaded to Netflix. These statistics are released by Netflix based on its proprietary engagement metrics.[1][2][3]

Television series

Television shows on Netflix with over 500 million views in their first 28 days.

Most popular television series by hours watched in their first 28 days.[4]
Title Genre Release date Hours watched
(millions)
Squid Game: Season 1 Survival drama 17 September 2021 1,650.45
Stranger Things: Season 4 Science fiction/Horror 27 May 2022 1,352.09
Wednesday: Season 1 Supernatural horror 23 November 2022 1,237.15
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: Limited Series Horror drama 21 September 2022 856.22
Money Heist: Part 5 Heist/Crime drama 3 September 2021 792.23
Bridgerton: Season 2 Historical romance 25 March 2022 656.26
Bridgerton: Season 1 Historical romance 25 December 2020 625.49
Money Heist: Part 4 Heist/Crime drama 3 April 2020 619.01
Stranger Things: Season 3 Science fiction/Horror 4 July 2019 582.10
Lucifer: Season 5 Urban fantasy 21 August 2020 569.48
All of Us Are Dead: Season 1 Survival Drama/Horror 28 January 2022 560.78
The Witcher: Season 1 Fantasy drama 20 December 2019 541.01
The Night Agent: Season 1 Action thriller 23 March 2023 515.57
Inventing Anna: Limited Series Crime drama 11 February 2022 511.92
Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 Drama 1 May 2023 504.78

Films

Films on Netflix with over 100 million views in their first 28 days.

Most popular films by hours watched in their first 28 days.[5]
Title Genre Release Date Hours watched
(millions)
Red Notice Action comedy November 12, 2021 364.02
Don't Look Up Satirical science fiction film December 24, 2021 359.79
Bird Box Post-apocalyptic horror thriller December 21, 2018 282.02
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Mystery film December 23, 2022 279.74
The Gray Man Action July 22, 2022 253.87
The Adam Project Science fiction adventure March 11, 2022 233.16
Extraction Action April 24, 2020 231.34
Purple Hearts Romance July 29, 2022 228.69
The Unforgivable Drama December 10, 2021 214.70
The Irishman Crime drama November 27, 2019 214.57
The Kissing Booth 2 Teen romantic comedy July 24, 2020 209.25
6 Underground Action thriller film December 13, 2019 205,47
Spenser Confidential Action comedy film March 6, 2020 197.32
Enola Holmes Mystery film September 23, 2020 189.90
Army of the Dead Horror film, Heist film May 14, 2021 186.54
The Old Guard Superhero film July 10, 2020 185.71
Murder Mystery Comedy mystery film June 14, 2019 169.59
Troll Monster film December 1, 2022 155.56
Blood Red Sky Horror July 23, 2021 110.52
The Platform Satirical, Science fiction March 20, 2020 108.09
All Quiet on the Western Front War October 28, 2022 101.36

References

  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 27, 2021). "Netflix Releases New Data on Most Popular TV Shows and Movies". Variety. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Netflix Top 10 - Global". Netflix Top 10. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Solsman, Joan E. (January 25, 2022). "Npopular shows and movies ever, ranked (according to Netflix)". CNET. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "Netflix Top 10 TV - Global". top10.netflix.com. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "Netflix Top 10 Film - Global". top10.netflix.com. Retrieved April 26, 2022.