Netflix has nearly 158 million subscribers worldwide, suggesting the streaming service has found a sustainable way to successfully make entertaining television accessible to a diverse audience. It's therefore reasonable to assume that the most popular Netflix original series of 2019 is a watchworthy show.
According to the New York Times, the most watched Netflix original series between October 2018 and October 2019 is the sci-fi drama Stranger Things, with 64 million views. The runners-up include everything from the superhero family series The Umbrella Academy to the notable science doc Our Planet to the Spanish mystery Élite.
The most viewed original series on Netflix in 2019 are judged according to subscribers who watched at least 70 percent of the show. The best Netflix originals, however, might not be the most watched Netflix original series in 2019. 2017's Mindhunter and four seasons of Black Mirror prove that engaging concepts aren't just limited to shows with the most views. However, a few of the most watched Netflix originals in 2019 still do overlap with the most watchworthy concepts.
Genres (Tv): Drama
40 million views.You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more
Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama
64 million views.Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more
Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama
32 million views.Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet... more
Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama
44 million views.Money Heist (Antena 3/Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex... more
Genres (Tv): Crime drama
25 million views.When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava... more
Genres (Tv): Thriller, Teen drama
20 million views.
Check out more shows like Elite!Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos... more
Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action
45 million views.The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more
Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama
40 million views.Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by... more
Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Tragicomedy
30 million views.Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz... more
Genres (Tv): Nature documentary
33 million views.Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The... more