We’ve criticized the way Netflix handles viewership data in the past, Pointing out that some of the platforms claiming about the popularity of certain titles do not make sense or that all the numbers are questionable because Netflix counts watching a few minutes of a thing as watching the whole thing. But recently, Netflix has tried to offer more context for how it determines the information in hopes of appeasing skeptics.
Now, Netflix has presented its most explicit attempt yet to showcase a legitimate rating of its most popular shows and movies, all through a surprisingly slick and seemingly data-driven website with some easily digestible streaming statistics. The Website, Top10 on Netflix, Features running lists of the most popular movies, the most popular TV shows and the most popular non-English movies and TV shows.
It even lists which countries include a particular movie / show in their respective top 10s, allows you to bring up lists specifically for other countries (which often include things that are not on US Netflix), tracks how long movies / TV shows have been . In the top 10, and (at least on the global chart), has archived data that goes back to previous weeks, and allows you to see how many hours have been spent watching something – so even if it’s only a couple of minutes Per person, it may still mean that a lot of people watched the minute.
The whole thing is still clearly a marketing tool, since the data comes from Netflix and therefore represents information that Netflix wants you to see, but it’s at least interesting to see that kind of transparency of the company. Yes, it’s good for Netflix to be able to say ‘look like popular Red note Is ”still Red note Comes out, but all that is No On this list is probably less popular than the items that are. You would never catch Disney, for example, saying that one thing on Disney + is less popular than any other thing.