Netflix recently released its list of most popular titles of 2019 and its original TV shows and movies top the list.
Happy almost 2020! Here’s a look at the most popular series, films, and documentaries released on Netflix in the US this year. (thread) pic.twitter.com/fSHb39DbIT— Netflix US (@netflix) December 30, 2019
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's "Murder Mystery" holds the top spot with "Strangers Things" on the second. While the recent hot release "The Witcher" stands in sixth place.
Netflix will lose widely watched shows like “The Office” and “Friends” in the next two years to its competitors, while Disney will also take down its content as it is about to launch its own streaming platform Disney+, which according to the mass media company got over 10 million sign-ups on the first day of its launch. This could push Netflix to invest more in its original content to keep its subscribers hooked.
Even with new rivals, Netflix is confident that it will remain on top with its original releases.
The listing is based on the total number of subscribers that watched a TV show or a movie for at least two minutes during their first 28 days on the platform in 2019. A Netflix spokesperson has said that the two-minute metric was used to measure popularity because making judgments based on the completion of a program could be unfair to longer TV series or movies.