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The top 10 most popular TV shows on Netflix right now

Ever wondered what most people watch on Netflix? Us too. But since Netflix chode not to publicly release their data, it was not the easiest task to discover the exact numbers. However, with Netflix launching their “trending list” earlier this year, it has become much easier to do the same.

Shows and films that make these lists will also have a special “Top 10” badge wherever they appear on Netflix. That way you can easily see what’s in the zeitgeist, whether you’re browsing by genre or through your personal list – or when searching for specific shows or films.

This week has been a good week for some of the good-old reality shows, and also for the new and trending series. The Queen’s Gambit slipped to number two in the rankings thanks to the premiere of The Crown season four, which has finally gotten to the good stuff with the introduction of Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. New episodes brought Boss Baby: Back In Business back in front, followed by Survivor, which is now streaming two classic seasons (from the CBS legacy franchise’s available 40).

Here, we’ve listed the most popular and the hottest TV Shows streaming on the platform right now. Have fun binging!

The 10 most popular shows on Netflix:

10. 60 Days In

60 Days In is a television docuseries in which the volunteers are incarcerated as undercover prisoners for 60 days. Filmed around the clock, the hour-long docuseries provides a warts-and-all view of life behind bars, as the volunteers adapt to unfamiliar and terrifying surroundings.

Attempting to eliminate rival gangs, drugs and corruption at their facilities, chief jailers are enlisting members of the public to help. Building on the tremendous success of previous undercover operations in Clark County, Indiana, and Atlanta, 60 Days In continues in Pinal County, Arizona, as law-abiding citisens live among the facility’s general population for 60 days to help expose the root of the jail’s many problems.

9. America’s Next Top Model

The hugely popular television series America’s Next Top Model is a cyclical interactive competition in which several aspiring models compete against each other in a series of challenges to win lucrative career opportunities in the modelling industry.

The winners typically receive a feature in a magazine and a contract with a modelling agency among other prizes.

8. We Are The Champions

We Are the Champions explores the quirkiest, most charming, and oddly inspirational competitions you never knew existed. Each episode follows a unique competition, providing a window into a world of determined, passionate, and incredibly skilled competitors who put it all on the line to become heroes in their own extraordinary worlds.

The programme was formatted around a traditional British school sports day, where children would compete in various athletics and swimming competitions. Each programme concluded with Ron Pickering shouting to the children “Away Y’ Go” at which point they would all run and jump/dive into the swimming pool as the titles ran.

7. The Office

The Office depicts the everyday work lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Like its British counterpart, the series was filmed in a single-camera setup without a studio audience or a laugh track to simulate the look of an actual documentary.

Famously starring the likes of Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and many more, the Ricky Gervais show has managed to silence all the doubters who first thought that British humour couldn’t be transmitted across the pond.

“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”

6. American Horror Story

American Horror Story is an anthology of stories consisting of a house with a deadly secret, a demented asylum, a witch coven, an unusual show, a hotel, a haunted farmhouse, a cult and an apocalypse.

The ninth season of this popular series termed American Horror Story: 1984 found its way to Netflix earlier this month. The season has been described as being heavily influenced by classic horror slasher films such as Friday The 13th and Halloween. 1984 marks the first season to not feature series mainstays Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson.

5. Cocomelon

Cocomelon specialises in 3D animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and their own original children’s songs. Their videos include children, adults, and animals who interact with each other in daily life.

In addition to helping preschoolers learn letters, numbers, animal sounds, colours, and more, the videos impart pro-social life lessons, providing parents with an opportunity to teach and play with their children as they watch together.

4. Survivor

Survivor is a reality competition television franchise produced in many countries around the world. The show features a group of contestants deliberately marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination.

The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow-contestants until only one remains to be awarded the grand prize and named the “Sole Survivor.”

3. Boss Baby: Back In Business

Boss Baby: Back in Business takes place between the first and second film; In the first season, Boss Baby and his older brother Tim navigate around the world of Baby Corp while dealing with a new cute threat that involves battling cats.

In the second season, Boss Baby battles against old people. In season three, Boss Baby is fired and tries to get his job back.

2. The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit is a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency.

Anya Taylor-Joy delivers a brilliant leading performance, where she sells Beth Harmon’s one-track mind, and subsequent desire for escapism, with aplomb. Supported by a great cast including Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Moses Ingram, the series managed to have a good emotional core.

1. The Crown

Topping the rankings for this week is the UK royal drama, The Crown. The fourth season of the series, which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was released on Netflix last week.

This time around, it covers the time period between 1977 and 1990, introduces Lady Diana Spencer and is set during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, and will introduce Prince William and Prince Harry. Events depicted include the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, their 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Falklands War, Michael Fagan’s break-in at Buckingham Palace, Lord Mountbatten’s funeral, the Princess of Wales’s appearance at the Barnardo’s Champion Children Awards and her 1989 flight on Concorde.

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