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Top Most-watched Programmes on Netflix on Its 25th Birthday

Netflix was the first service of its kind, but today consumers have a multitude of options to access material on-demand, making the company a pioneer in the industry.

On Monday, the media conglomerate celebrated its 25th birthday, and in honour of the occasion, it tweeted a video that detailed all of the developments that have taken place in the entertainment sector since 1997.

The platform announced that it was celebrating its 25th birthday by saying, “Today is Netflix’s Birthday, and we want to thank the individuals who got us here: The Fans!”

Although Netflix obtains its movies and television shows from a large number of different networks, the streaming service has grown more well-known for the unique content it produces.

The Queen’s Gambit, You, and Inventing Anna are just a few examples of the many of these performances that have become global cultural phenomena.

Netflix is distinguished from other streaming services in that it does not track its shows according to the number of individual customers but rather the total number of hours that users spend watching their content.

According to Netflix, the following is a list of the Top 10 most-watched television series in the history of the streaming service.

10. The first season of ‘The Witcher clocks in at 541 million hours.

The Witcher is a fantasy adventure film starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a magic monster hunter who is tasked with protecting the crown princess of his land.

The film is based on the book series and video games of the same name.

The plot of the series centres on Geralt’s efforts to protect the princess while also delving into the mysteries of his own background.

Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan are also a part of the cast of The Witcher, which is currently filming its third season.

9. “All of Us Are Dead” — 560,800,000,000 hours.

Park Ji-hu and Yoon Chan-young star in the Korean horror film All of Us Are Dead as high school students attending a school that has been overrun by the living dead.

The film is a coming-of-age tale with a zombie twist.

The students at the school need to work together to survive the onslaught of zombies and save each other at the same time.

This past June, the show was given the green light for a second season after rapidly becoming one of the most successful television programmes in the annals of Korean television history.

8. The fifth season of ‘Lucifer clocks in at 569.5 million hours.

A cult following has been sustained for the television show Lucifer, which is a police fantasy drama that was initially broadcast on Fox before shifting to Netflix.

The show is based on the version of the figure that appears in DC Comics, and Tom Ellis stars as the eponymous Devil in the show.

The television series Lucifer follows the show’s namesake as he operates a nightclub and becomes a police informant in Los Angeles.

The sixth and last season of the series was broadcast in September of last year.


7. The third season of ‘Stranger Things clocks in at 582.1 million hours.

If we are talking about the cultural phenomenon that Netflix has spawned, then perhaps there is no better illustration of this than the show Stranger Things.

The third season of the science fiction mystery show, which is considered to be one of the first and most recognisable pieces of the streaming service’s original content, continued to follow the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, as they encountered supernatural beings and fearsome monsters.

Returning cast members included Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, and Natalia Dyer.

6. The fourth instalment of “Money Heist” — 619 million hours.

Money Heist is a heist drama that is performed in Spanish and centres on a pair of robberies that take place throughout Spain, each in a different part of the country.

Alvaro Morte plays the role of the heist group’s mastermind, and Ursula Corberó plays the role of the chief bank robber in the series.

After having its world premiere as a limited series on Spanish networks, Money Heist has since been picked up by Netflix, where it has become one of the most popular foreign language shows in the entire globe and even inspired a remake in Korean.

5. The first season of “Bridgerton” clocks in at 625.5 million hours.

Bridgerton is a romantic period drama on Netflix that became famous for its graphic sexual content, which is something that is rarely seen in the company’s original programming.

The show is based on a novel set in the Regency era. In the first season of the series, which portrayed the life of the affluent Bridgerton family, Regé Jean-Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Adjoa Andoh, and Jonathan Bailey appeared as the family members.

It didn’t take long for the programme to become one of Netflix’s all-time biggest hits, and the streaming service is already hard at work on the third season.

4. The second season of “Bridgerton” clocks in at 656.2 million hours.

In the second season of Bridgerton, the sensual encounters continued, and they received even more praise for them.

The much-anticipated return to the Regency-era family set a new record for Netflix as the most-watched English-language TV series in a single week when it debuted earlier this year amid a flutter of excitement and anticipation.

Even though the show’s star, Regé Jean-Page, did not make an appearance in the second season, the majority of the cast made their way back into the lives of the Bridgerton family. Season 3 is right around the corner.

3. The fifth instalment of “Money Heist,” which clocks in at 792.2 million hours.

In the fifth season of Money Heist, the dramatic heists and the pursuit of riches continue to serve as a source of inspiration for the Spanish bank robbers.

The show’s conclusion was a two-part finale that was released in September of last year.

It brought the stories of Alvaro Morte and Ursula Corberó to a tumultuous close and cemented Money Heist’s place in Netflix’s history as one of the platform’s best-performing pieces in a foreign language.

2. The fourth season of ‘Stranger Things clocks in at 1.35 billion hours.

The fourth season of Stranger Things was released earlier this year, and it featured the citizens of Hawkins as they fought against the menacing Vecna.

Stranger Things is one of only two shows on Netflix to have crossed the billion-hour threshold (Jamie Campbell Bower).

In addition to the roster of high-profile actors who are returning for another season, newbies like Bower and Joseph Quinn have also garnered praise from critics.

The programme is now in the process of beginning production in its fifth and final season.

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1. ‘Squid Game’ — 1.65 billion hours.

Squid Game, which was produced in Korea, became a massive global phenomenon and one of the most-watched television programmes in the history of television.

It broke numerous viewing records for a foreign-language series around the world.

The show follows the protagonists, played by Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-soo, and Wi Ha-Joon, as they compete in several dangerous children’s activities for the chance to win a prize pool of several billion dollars.

This past June, the show that has become a cultural sensation was given a renewal for a second season.

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