The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: September-October 2023
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The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: September-October 2023

Last week, the shows that dominated the Netflix top ten global chart (English) ranged from true crime documentaries to ‘trashy’ reality shows.

At the top of the list was Sex Education season four. The teen drama series that explores the intricacies of relationships and sexuality bowed out with its final season. With an impressive 108.4 million hours viewed and two weeks in the top, this series continues to be a fan-favourite despite minor disappointments.

Season one of Sex Education has also gone up in popularity. Currently, it is in the ninth spot with 12.8 million hours viewed.

In the second position is Who Killed Jill Dando? This series made its Netflix debut last week and immediately captured the attention of viewers with its gripping mystery surrounding the unsolved murder of British reporter Jill Dando. Coming in at number four is another true crime series, Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. With 8 million hours viewed over two weeks, this crime drama delves into the turbulent events involving the twin Murdaugh family murders.

Love Is Blind season five clinches the third spot in its second week with 36.2 million hours viewed. Encounters is a newcomer to the top ten, securing the fifth position with 14.9 million hours viewed. The series explores UFO sightings and alien encounters featuring eyewitness accounts, expert interviews and more.

The live-action adaptation of One Piece has been growing strong for five weeks. This week, it has slipped to the sixth position. The fifth season of Virgin River has maintained its popularity as well for four weeks with its picturesque small-town setting and drama.

Debuting in the eighth spot is the animated series Castlevania: Nocturne, the spin-off sequel to Castlevania, which ran for four seasons. 

Rounding off the list is The Pacific, a historical drama series that holds the tenth position. This is one of the many HBO shows that have made its way to the Netflix library in the last few weeks and offers a gripping portrayal of the World War II era, particularly the Pacific front.

The 10 most popular shows on Netflix this week:

  • Sex Education: Season 4
  • Who Killed Jill Dando?: Season 1
  • Love Is Blind: Season 5
  • Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal: Season 2
  • Encounters: Season 1
  • ONE PIECE: Season 1
  • Virgin River: Season 5
  • Castlevania: Nocturne: Season 1
  • Sex Education: Season 1
  • The Pacific