Netflix has revealed data showing which of its programming was the most popular, and we now know that Murder Mystery has landed in the top slot for 2019. Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, the movie was watched by over 30 million people in the first three days of its June debut. 

In second place was Stranger Things season three, which dropped on the platform in July. Third place is 6 Underground from Michael Bay, which made its debut in December and stars Ryan Reynolds. 

The data released has been broken down into categories such as stand-up specials, films and US scripted series. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that popularity is measured by the streaming service based on the number of subscribers who watched at least two minutes of a movie or TV show within the first 28 days of its release.

The 10 most popular 2019 releases on Netflix are as follows:

  1. Murder Mystery
  2. Stranger Things 3
  3. 6 Underground
  4. The Incredibles 2
  5. The Irishman
  6. The Witcher
  7. Triple Frontier
  8. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  9. The Umbrella Academy
  10. The Highwaymen

Broken down into series only, these are the most popular for 2019:

  1. Stranger Things 3
  2. The Witcher
  3. The Umbrella Academy
  4. Dead to Me
  5. You: Season 2
  6. When They See Us
  7. Unbelievable
  8. Sex Education
  9. 13 Reasons Why
  10. Raising Dion

If you want to look at the most in-demand movies, these were:

  1. Murder Mystery
  2. 6 Underground
  3. The Incredibles 2
  4. The Irishman
  5. Triple Frontier
  6. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  7. The Highwaymen
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  9. Wreck-It Ralph 2
  10. Secret Obsession

When it comes to non-fiction releases, these are the top 10:

  1. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
  2. Jailbirds
  3. Rhythm + Flo
  4. You vs. Wild
  5. Nailed It!: Season 3
  6. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed
  7. Awake: The Million Dollar Game
  8. Sugar Rush Christmas
  9. Prank Encounters
  10. Sugar Rush: Season 2

The top documentary releases of the year were:

  1. Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Limited Series
  2. Our Planet
  3. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
  4. HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé
  5. Don’t F—k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: Limited Series
  6. Abducted in Plain Sight
  7. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
  8. The Family: Limited Series
  9. Street Food: Volume 1: Asia
  10. Kevin Hart: Don’t F—k This Up

Netflix ranked these comedy specials as the top for its platform:

  1. Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones
  2. Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
  3. Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias: One Show Fits All
  4. Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
  5. Amy Schumer: Growing
  6. Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
  7. Aziz Ansari: Right Now
  8. Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself
  9. Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
  10. Mike Epps: Only One Mike

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