In our modern world, there seems to be a truly huge volume of content to consume – content that any human would have difficulty watching. In addition, because so much new content is being produced, good TV shows and movies from last year can disappear from cultural awareness very quickly.

Thus, I think lists of popular movies and popular TV shows from the past are useful – if you’ve not seen something from this list, it is probably worth fixing.

There are a couple of limitations to this data: This data is only accurate to 2020 – newer shows will not be included below. It also only includes data in the first 28 days after they are made available on Netflix. and Bloomberg reported on the most popular Netflix-made movies, as of July 2020, and the most popular TV series on its service.

Most popular shows, by number of viewers

Most popular shows, by viewing time

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.