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The Most Watched Shows on Netflix This Week

Wondering if your taste in bingeing matches the rest of the country's? Here's a look at the most-watched shows on Netflix and beyond, according to Reelgood.com.

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Reelgood.com helps people find out if the TV shows (and movies) they want to watch are streaming, and on what service to find them. It also pulls a lot of data from its 4 million monthly users about what they're watching and uses that to extrapolate the most watched programming in a given week.

Below you'll find the top shows streamed on Netflix last week in descending order. They're not all Netflix Originals—some are fantastic programs from other sources that just happen to be rocking the streaming world right now. Use it to compare your tastes—or to get an idea of what you should binge next.


This long-running show from The CW didn’t get to finish up its 15th and final season properly, but that truncated set of 13 episodes has arrived on Netflix. Hopefully we get to see the real ending by 2021. 


A woman returns to her home town in Italy with her teen twin kids and finds the place is cursed. Literally. Then the mom disappears and things get worse. 

Stranger Things

The megahit that Netflix always wanted is contained within the first three seasons of this show. It expertly captures the 1980s feeling of Stephen King combined with Steven Spielberg, plus characters you instantly recognize and want to be friends with, no matter what your favorite era of movie horror. 

Space Force

Steve Carell returns to TV, but instead of playing a buffoon in a boring place (like in The Office), he’s a competent military man put in charge of a new branch of the military with buffoonery built into its very origins. 

The 100

Time to catch up on the first six seasons of this post-apocalypic show from The CW as the seventh and final season is airing now.

Breaking Bad

If you have yet to dive into the tale of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, all five seasons of AMC's show about The One Who Knocks are streaming on Netflix. (Watch Better Call Saul when you're done.)

Dirty John

A killer true-crime podcast became a killer Bravo series about a woman who falls for a crazy con man. The first season with Connie Britton as the businesswoman in his web is streaming now


A London cop gave up her job for marriage, but when that union falls apart, she throws herself back into the job to do what she really does best: catch killers. Three seasons are now streaming on Netflix.

Schitt’s Creek

Five seasons of this Mature-rated basic cable future classic are streaming on Netflix; the final season recently aired on Pop TV in the US. It’s all about a rich family forced to take up in a little town they once bought as a joke. Joke’s on them.

Warrior Nun

If Buffy Summers had been a paraplegic raised by and tormented by nuns and she died and came back with superpowers meant to fight an ancient evil, she’d probably be Warrior Nun. It really is like that but with none of the Buffy style. Shot in Spain, it sure looks nice, though. (For more, check out 10 Other Obscure 90s Indie Comics That Netflix Should Turn Into TV Shows.)

Unsolved Mysteries

The old TV classic about—you guessed it—unsolved mysteries is back, and while it isn’t as Stacked as it once was, it’s still pretty riveting even without a narrator.  (That’s a Robert Stack joke, I got a million of ‘em; it makes sense because he hosted it on NBC and Lifetime. And now it's not funny because I had to explain it. Anyway, don’t sue me.)

The Sinner

This USA Network series has a slightly new cast each season, with the exception of star Bill Pullman. Jessica Biel was season one's star; The Leftovers' Carrie Coon picks it up in season two.

Lenox Hill

Lenox Hill is a docuseries about the Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of New York. It follows four doctors who have to balance work and home, and gets even more personal in the new special episode covering their time fighting the pandemic.

The Order

Magic is all around us, and in this series, a college student finds it via a secret on-campus society fighting a war between witches and werewolves. 


Netflix’s Germany-based original about a town plagued with problems caused by time travel and missing children is a huge hit, and the third and final season is finally here.

The Most Watched Streaming TV Shows

It's not only Netflix that's streaming. Here are the top TV shows this week across all video-streaming services.

20. Breaking Bad (Netflix)

19. Love, Victor (Hulu)

18. Dirty John (Netflix)

17. Marcella (Netflix)

16. Schitt's Creek (Netflix)

15. Game of Thrones (HBO)

14. Warrior Nun (Netflix)

13. Killing Eve (Hulu, BBC America)

12. Hannibal (Amazon Prime Video)

11. Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix)

10. Perry Mason (HBO)

9. The Sinner (Netflix)

8. Lenox Hill (Netflix)

7. Doom Patrol (HBO Max, DC Universe)

6. Hanna (Amazon Prime Video)

5. Yellowstone (fuboTV, Paramount Network)

4. Rick and Morty (Hulu, Adult Swim)

3. The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)

2. The Order (Netflix)

1. Dark (Netflix)

For a preview of the dark days to come, read How Hollywood Is Navigating the Age of Quarantine TV.

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Eric has been writing about tech for 28 years. He was on the founding staff of Windows Sources, FamilyPC, and Access Internet Magazine (all defunct, and it's not his fault). He's the author of two novels, BETA TEST ("an unusually lighthearted apocalyptic tale"--Publishers' Weekly) and KALI: THE GHOSTING OF SEPULCHER BAY. He works from his home in Ithaca, New York. 

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