It’s safe to say that 2019 has seen a new level of the streaming wars emerge due to competition from Disney and Apple. Now, with a limitless selection of titles to stream, one question on everyone’s lips is – what did most people choose to watch?
Data from TV Time reveals that 19 out of 20 of the most streamed titles across the globe this year came from Netflix. The one that came from another streaming service was Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
2. Stranger Things
3. 13 Reasons Why
4. Money Heist aka La Casa de Papel
5. Orange Is The New Black
6. The Handmaid’s Tale
7. Sex Education
10. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
11. The Umbrella Academy
12. Black Mirror
14. Marvel’s The Punisher
16. Love, Death & Robots
18. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
19. Big Mouth
20. The Society
The fourth title – Money Heist aka La Casa de Papel – was the most watched Netflix series in non-English language territories. In fact, 44 million households streamed the show in its first four weeks.
What’s more, Netflix has received 17 nominations across the film and television categories for the 2020 Golden Globes. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman has received the platform’s first best picture nomination.
Stephan Paternot, CEO of Slated, said: ‘Netflix is well-positioned to dominate across the entire board, discovering fresh shows that will attract and maintain viewers.
‘Awards shows are finally recognizing streaming services, so all platforms will continue to create fresh content and recruit top talent.’
Meanwhile, TV Time Chief Revenue Officer Carol Hanley said: ‘The explosion of Subscription Video on Demand services (SVODs) has created a global television audience for content.
‘Today, a given piece of content can find success across many countries and platforms and is commonly translated into several languages.
‘Local language series including La Casa de Papel, Elite and Dark were among the most-watched of the year and the development of original local language content only continues to grow.’
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