Netflix has posted its annual Year-In-Review, and there are some real surprises as to which Netflix original movies and shows had the most impact on viewers.
While Netflix has not chosen to release precise viewing figures for its top films, TV shows, it has used other metrics to measure just which content has most captivated its subscribers.
For original films, Netflix ranked them in order of the most re-watched, and The Kissing Booth came out on top. In fact, 50% of viewers re-watched the top 2 ranked movies, with the top 3 being:
- The Kissing Booth
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Roxanne Roxanne
For shows, Netflix used another metric. Instead of re-watchability, Netflix used their "binge factor", or highest average watch time per viewing session, and here was the top 10:
- 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
The real surprise here was the top ranked 'On My Block', which has received much less press (and controversy) than some of the other ranked titles like 'Making a Murderer' and '13 Reasons Why', but has been very well received by viewers and critics alike.
Netflix also used an even more interesting way to measure just which of its Original stars have made it big (or bigger) in 2018: by measuring which stars received the largest percentage increase in Instagram followers! Here's the full list:
- 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)
Most notable on the list includes Hannah Gadsby, with rumors suggesting that the Australian comedian may take over Oscar hosting duties from Kevin Hart, who dropped out following a backlash against anti-gay Tweets the star has posted in the past.