Netflix's new website highlights its most popular content globally

Netflix on iPhone X
Netflix on iPhone X (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Netflix has a new website that shows the 10 most-watched movies and TV shows around the world.
  • Netflix lists the number of hours each piece of content was viewed.

Streaming service Netflix has launched a new website that has one job and one job only — to show which TV shows and movies are the most-watched around the world.

The new website will list the top ten shows and movies and also display the number of hours people watched them for, giving us a useful metric when comparing just how popular one show is when compared with another.

The new website, which ists at, is now live and offers rankings either as a planet or by breaking things down to individual countries.

Netflix Global Top Ten Screenshot

Netflix Global Top Ten Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

Netflix says that the rankings will be updated every Tuesday.

Every Tuesday, we publish four global Top 10 lists for films and TV: Film (English), TV (English), Film (Non-English), and TV (Non-English). These lists rank titles based on weekly hours viewed: the total number of hours that our members around the world watched each title from Monday to Sunday of the previous week.

Anyone who really wants to get down and dirty with the data can download the lists for use in spreadsheets, too. Oddly, those downloads come in two file formats, neither of which are the CSV format people might expect.

Netflix is hugely popular and while it might cost more than something like Apple TV+, it's hard to argue with its massive content catalog.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.