It’s that time of the year where we review everything that went down over the last 12 months, and while the world seems like it’s falling apart around us and our country is doomed, at least it’s been a solid period for binging on Netflix’s greatest shows and films.
The streaming service always has our backs when we need it most, and even though they’re notoriously private about their viewing figures, they have released a list of the top TV and film titles we binged on this year.
Firstly, the films.
Now, even though they released a shed-load of original films this year, the year-end press release doesn’t rank overall viewership; it only names the three that were rewatched with the highest frequency.
These are films released between January 1st to November 28th, 2018 based on global viewing. Ranking on this list has no relation to overall viewing.
- The Kissing Booth
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Roxanne Roxanne
(Oh and here’s a fun fact: Nearly 50% of viewers re-watched the first two.)
For series, Netflix revealed the ones which have the highest watch time per viewing session.
Basically, these are the shows fans binge-raced and finished watching the fastest.
Gripping dramas like 13 Reasons Why and The Haunting of Hill House made the list by getting viewers hooked from the outset.
Here’s the 10 shows that kept us glued to our seats and screens this year.
- On My Block
- Making A Murderer (Part 2)
- 13 Reasons Why (Season 2)
- Last Chance U: INDY
- Fastest Car
- The Haunting Of Hill House
- Anne With An E (Season 2)
- Orange Is the New Black (Season 6)
Of course, social media is a big deal these days too, so Netflix also investigated the Instagram audience growth of stars who appeared in a Netflix film or series during the year.
Here’s the stars we (apparently) fell in love with this year:
- The Fab Five (Queer Eye)
- Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
- Joel Courtney (The Kissing Booth)
- Miguel Herrán (Elite/La Casa de Papel)
- Jaime Lorente Lopez (Elite/La Casa de Papel)
- Maria Pedraza (Elite/La Casa de Papel)
- Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser)
- Joey King (The Kissing Booth)
- Hannah Gadsby (Nanette)
- Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
So they you have it. Were they many you watched?
If not, you better add them to your list – there’s a reason why they’re so popular…
Images via Netflix