Top 10 most-streamed‌ ‌Netflix‌ ‌shows‌ ‌and‌ ‌movies in 2020


ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN)- Americans looked to streaming services for entertainment after movie theaters and restaurants closed their doors in 2020. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu saw in some cases a double-digit bump in viewership, according to Comscore.

Netflix, ranked number one for best streaming service for kids, saw a 6% increase in its viewership between January-April 2020, according to’s Netflix Playback Report.

What type of shows did people rely on to get them through the year of COVID-19? A combination of comedy, drama, crime, and family shows made the top 10, while the top 10 movies were dominated by family titles.

Americans spent, on average, 612 hours (1.68 hours per day) streaming content on Netflix in 2020, a large portion of it watching Netflix original content like The Queen’s Gambit, Tiger King, and The Christmas Chronicles.

Americans were looking for a laugh seeking out movies with known comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Anna Farris, who were the top three picks.

Top 10 shows

Days spent in top 10
The Office189
The Queen’s Gambit70
Avatar: The Last Airbender61
Schitt’s Creek56
Outer Banks51
Tiger King50
The Crown46
The Umbrella Academy43

Top 10 movies

Days spent in top 10
Despicable Me111
The Grinch99
The Angry Birds Movie 253
How the Grinch Stole Christmas50
365 Days47
The Secret Life of Pets 242
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two37
The Willoughbys37
The Christmas Chronicles30

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