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

Updated May 25, 2020 235 votes 48 voters10 items

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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.

  • You1


    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    40 million views.

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera...  more
  • Stranger Things2

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    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
  • Unbelievable3


    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Drama

    32 million views.

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet...  more
  • La Casa De Papel4

    La Casa De Papel

    Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    44 million views.

    Money Heist (Antena 3/Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex...  more
  • When They See Us5

    When They See Us

    Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    25 million views.

    When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava...  more
  • Elite6


    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla

    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
  • The Umbrella Academy7

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    45 million views.

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
  • Sex Education8

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    40 million views.

    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
  • Dead to Me9

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    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
  • Our Planet10

    Our Planet

    David Attenborough

    Genres (Tv)Nature documentary

    33 million views.

    Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The...  more