American web content platform Netflix has recently announced its Indian subscribers have the highest viewers of films and web series on the platform as compared to any other country wherever Netflix is available. In India approx. 80% of Netflix subscribers watch at least one film in a week. With Netflix subscribers increasing in India in 2020, viewers have also grown across the board. It is also due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced people to spend more time at home. K-dramas increased by 370 percent year-over-year in India, followed with non-fiction series and romantic stories with an increase of 250 percent. Also, time spent on documentaries and kids titles doubled as well.
Netflix has not given any fixed numbers like it releases for titles internationally or not even shared the list of the top 10 movies or web series on Netflix India. Instead of this, it declared winners in some selective categories and picked some popular ones in other departments.
In Netflix’s daily ‘Top 10’ lists, “Mighty Little Bheem season 3” was featured more in countries in 2020 rather than any other title. “Jamtara” spent the most amount of time in India on Netflix’s ‘Top 10’ lists as compared with any Indian title. The German series “Dark” which wrapped its run with season 3 spent 95 days on ‘Top 10’ in India whereas the Spanish series “Money Heist” featured for 170 days in that list.
Netflix India’s most popular movies in 2020
-Most popular movie in Drama – Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
-Most popular movie in Comedy – Ludo
-Most popular movie in Thriller – Raat Akeli Hai
-Most popular movies in Action – Extraction, Malang and The Old Guard
-Most popular movies in Romance – Love Aaj Kal and Ginny Weds Sunny
-Most popular movies in Documentary – The Social Dilemma and Money Heist: The Phenomenon
-Most popular movie in Anime – Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back-Evolution
-Most popular Children movie – Over the Moon
Netflix India’s most popular Web Series in 2020
-Most popular romantic web series – Mismatched
-Most popular documentary web series – Bad Boy Billionaires: India
-Most popular non-fiction web series: Too Hot to Handle, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives and Indian Matchmaking
-Most popular anime web series – Blood of Zeus and One-Punch Man Season 2
-Most popular non-Indian, non-English web series – The Protector
-Most popular K-dramas – The King: Eternal Monarch, Kingdom Season 2, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and Start-up