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The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers  

Samantha Dillinger
73 votes 26 voters 10 items

List Rules Vote up the most watchworthy series.

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.

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You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell

40 million views.

You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

64 million views. 

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

32 million views.

Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk

25 million views.

When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

40 million views.

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

45 million views.

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte

44 million views.

Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most ...more
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Élite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Miguel Herrán, Aron Piper, Mina El Hammani

20 million views.

Elite (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "Élite" and stylized as "ÉLITƎ" is a Spanish teen drama television series created and written by Carlos Montero and ...more
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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers

33 million views.

Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective ...more
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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Watched Netflix Original Series Of 2019, Ranked By Viewers
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

30 million views.

Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more