Netflix’s Biannual Report Exposes the Most Watched Shows

Breaking all barriers, Netflix has pulled back the curtain to unveil an extraordinary report that has left the world in awe. With bated breath, viewers have eagerly awaited the revelation of the most-watched shows, and the wait is finally over. The Night Agent, a gripping action series, has emerged victorious, securing the top position in this ground-breaking report. This revelation has not only captivated the hearts of millions of viewers but has also sparked a global conversation about the power and influence of streaming platforms in shaping our entertainment landscape.

In 2023, the platform premiered its first season of a highly anticipated show, accumulating an astounding 812.1 million hours of viewership, solidifying its status as a cultural phenomenon. Following the success of the first season, the platform released season two of Ginny & Georgia, further cementing its popularity. It also introduced “The Glory,” a captivating South Korean series that showcased unique storytelling and cultural nuances. These two series kept viewers engrossed in the platform’s diverse content.

Netflix’s “What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report” will be released twice a year, providing viewers with a comprehensive list of the most popular content on the platform. The report will reveal total hours watched for each title, highlighting those with over 50,000 hours of viewership. It will also give exclusive insights into release dates of upcoming shows and movies, and indicate if a title is available globally. Stay tuned for the ultimate binge-watching update.

Netflix acknowledges that success on their platform cannot be solely measured by the number of hours watched. They comprehend that success can manifest in various forms, as long as a movie or TV show is able to engage and excite its audience. Netflix has demonstrated that both shorter and longer content can achieve significant success, indicating that the duration of a title does not exclusively determine its popularity or impact.

To gauge success, Netflix considers the audience size in relation to the economics of the title. It’s not just about the number of viewers, but also how the audience engages with the content and the financial viability of the title. To compare different titles accurately, Netflix recommends referring to their weekly Top 10 and Most Popular lists, which take into account not only the run times but also the premiere dates of shows or movies. By considering these factors, Netflix provides a comprehensive and fair assessment of the popularity and success of their content.

CEO Ted Sarandos stressed the importance of transparency for Netflix as the streaming industry becomes more crowded. In the past, Netflix did not publicly disclose their numbers due to competition from traditional TV networks. However, with new players in the market, Sarandos acknowledged the need for more information. By sharing data on viewership and subscribers, Netflix aims to maintain trust and credibility. This transparency helps them stay ahead and make informed decisions about content. Sarandos also emphasized the need to adapt and stay ahead in the evolving industry. By being transparent, Netflix can better understand consumer preferences and provide a personalized streaming experience.

See full report here

Intersexions will now be available on Netflix


The popular South African series dedicated to educating South Africans about the dangers of
HIV and AIDS, Intersexions has been one of the most groundbreaking series since the days of Phamokate – a series similar to Intersexions that was shown in the early 2000s.

Netflix has announced that Intersexions will be made available for streaming on the 5th of May, followed by a second season which is due to be made available a week later. With the lockdown pushing consumers to turn to its platform to catch the latest series, documentaries, and movies, they’ve decided to gift South Africans with a list of “throwback shows” which South Africans loved. Shows such as Gaz’lam, Soul City, Tsha Tsha and many more. This will also include iconic South African movies such as Jerusalema, Tsotsi and Kalushi for viewers to enjoy.

Earlier this month, the streaming giant had announced its decision to list Tjovitjo on its platform which has been one of a few locally produced series that is available for viewing. With this decision, we hope South Africans will enjoy reminiscing on their past favourite shows.


Top 5 Shows to watch on Netflix

With everything else that’s going on in the world, one can’t help but try be creative in the comfort of their own home. Whether you’re working from home or you’re on school holidays for the next four weeks, I’m sure you’ve exhausted your options in terms of what to do at home.

There are only so much social media interactions we can also commit to, so why not Netflix and chill out. I recommend the following top five Netflix shows that you should catch up on while on quarantine.

1. Queen Sono

Queen Sono – A first for Africa, Queen Sono is the first ever Netflix Original series created in South Africa which features the beautiful Pearl Thusi, Loyiso Madinga, Vuyo Dabula and many more. The action-packed series unpacks the story of South African spy Queen Sono finds herself in a nefarious web of business and politics as she seeks to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death.

2. Big Mouth

Big Mouth – An animated series that details the journey of adolescent teenage friends who find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty. Very appropriate for teenagers and adults, the series is an edgy comedy that will have you laughing through it’s relatable content.

3. Black Mirror

Black Mirror – This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. The award-winning series features a list of actors such as Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson.

4. Sex Education

Set in the UK, Sex Education is a series that’s similar to Big Mouth which tells the story of an insecure teenager who explores the topic of sex through his mother who is a sex therapist. He uses this knowledge to teach the children at his school all there is to know about sex. Throughout his teachings, he realises that there’s a whole lot that he doesn’t know about and is still yet to learn.

5. You

A creepy and thrilling series documents a bookstore manager who is insanely obsessed with a female writer and goes to the extent of doing just about anything to be with her – including harming those around her.

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