If you made your way to this week’s list of the most popular series on Netflix right now and expected to see anything other than complete domination from the myriad of monsters currently residing in Hawkins, courtesy of Stranger Things, then you are to be sadly disappointed. All four seasons of the mammoth show are still in the top ten, but there are some notable surprises.
Below, we’re checking out the ten most popular series on Netflix this week, and as well as a hefty contribution from those in Hawkins, Indiana, there are some new entries, one series that seems endlessly beloved, and one of the worst-rated shows in the streaming platform’s history.
First thing’s first, Stranger Things still dominates the entire list, with all four seasons included in the list with a whopping 150 million hours of viewing, with the fourth season pulling in 75 million hours of viewing on its own. There can be no doubt that Eleven and the gang are leaving a seismic impact on popular culture.
However, another doff of the cap is needed for Manifest. Its first season continues to be solidly watched as it racks up its twelfth week in the top ten chart, increasing its share of the audience by bringing in 53 million hours of viewing in this week alone.
There are some newer additions to the list, too; the series adaptation of Kung-Fu Panda brings in some big numbers, with over 20 million hours of viewing under its chunky belt. However, the biggest bittersweet victory for Netflix this week is Resident Evil. The live adaptation of the famous game has been in the works for some time and has been hyped for even longer. However, while audiences have once again given over 70 million hours to the series, it has received terrible reviews from critics.
But who cares about critics when you can simply float down the Virgin River and forget all your troubles? The fourth season of Virgin River is a new entry this week and has soared to the top of the charts, amassing a huge 105 million hours of viewing, making it this week’s big winner.
See the full list below.
The 10 most popular series on Netflix:
- Virgin River: Season 4
- Stranger Things 4
- Resident Evil: Season 1
- Manifest: Season 1
- Stranger Things 3
- Stranger Things 2
- Manifest: Season 2
- Stranger Things
- Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 1
- The Umbrella Academy: Season 3