There are so many choices for movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix that it can be overwhelming.

So it’s good to hear that there is a new official “Top 10 on Netflix” website with weekly global and country lists of the most popular titles for you to choose from.

The new weekly lists will be published every Tuesday based on hours viewed from Monday to Sunday the previous week. The lists include the top 10 titles globally and for over 90 countries across the below categories:

  • Films (English)
  • TV (English)
  • Films (non-English)
  • TV (non-English)

These weekly lists are in addition to the daily country Top 10 rows that Netflix introduced last year, which will now also be based on hours viewed, meaning it’s never been easier to see what other people are watching.

Netflix knows fans love to track their most popular films and shows of all time. So they will also update the overall lists, which they first published last month, as new titles become mega hits. These lists are based on the total hours viewed in a title’s first 28 days on Netflix.

Want to know where Australia stands? For this week, the league tables are:



Here are the Top 10 things you need to know about the methodology behind

  1. The lists are ranked by hours viewed per title, i.e. the total number of hours members spent watching a season of a series or film (including the three times you watched that scene in Sex Life).
  2. They measure hours viewed over the course of a week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday with the lists being published on Tuesday.
  3. They publish four weekly global Top 10 lists: Films (English), TV (English), Films (Non-English), and TV (Non-English). For each list, they show hours viewed that week for each title.
  4. They also publish two Top 10 lists, for Films and TV, for over 90 countries (the same countries with country Top 10 rows on Netflix itself). These lists are also ranked by hours viewed (though they’re not showing hours viewed for each title at the country level).
  5. Each season of a series is measured separately, so you might see Seasons 2 and 3 of Stranger Things on the list.
  6. All titles, whatever the genre, are eligible for the lists – series and films, kids and family, Netflix and licensed.
  7. While they’ve launched the site today (16 November), the Top 10 Lists and information they provide about the number of weeks a title has been in the Top 10 date back to June 28, 2021.
  8. They also show the Top 10 Most Popular Netflix Films (English), TV (English), Films (Non-English), and TV (Non-English) of all time, based on the total number of hours a title was viewed over its first 28 days on our service.
  9. Weekly reporting is rounded to 10,000 to account for any fluctuations in Internet connectivity around the world.
  10. They’ve engaged EY, an independent accounting firm, to review the new viewing metrics, and will publish their report in 2022.

During the pandemic, many streaming services have enjoyed a boom time with Netflix being no exception. It is interesting to see how the popular shows algorithm is calculated and the regional differences.