Netflix’s Indian Content Clocks Over A Billion Views; Here’s What People Watched Most

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New Delhi: Series and movies from India clocked over 1 billion views on Netflix in 2023, the streaming service said on Friday in its second engagement report.

The report, titled “What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report”, presented the streaming service’s viewership data from July to December 2023.

Subscribers worldwide watched about 90 billion hours of content on Netflix in the second half of 2023, PTI reported.

Most-watched movies:

  • Sujoy Ghosh’s “Jaane Jaan” with 20.2 million views
  • Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” with 16.2 million views
  • Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Khufiya” with 12.1 million views.
  • “OMG 2” (11.5 million views)
  • “Lust Stories 2” (9.2 million views)
  • “Dream Girl 2” (8.2 million views)
  • True-crime documentary “Curry & Cyanide” (8.2 million views).


Most-watched series:

  • “The Railway Men”, starring Kay Kay Menon, Babil Khan and Divyenndu. The series, set against the backdrop of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak, attracted 10.6 million views.
  • Suvinder Vicky and Barun Sobti-starrer “Kohraa” (6.4 million views).
  • Raj and DK’s “Gun and Gulaabs” (6.4 million views).
  • “Kaala Paani” (5.8 million views).

Globally, non-English shows and movies are very popular with Netflix subscribers, making up nearly a third of all viewing, according to the report.

This includes Korean (with 9 per cent of viewing), Spanish (7 per cent) and Japanese (5 per cent) language stories captured the biggest share of viewing outside of English.

The report highlighted stand-out titles like “Dear Child” (53 million views) from Germany, “Forgotten Love” (43 million views) from Poland, “Pact of Silence” (21 million views) from Mexico, “Mask Girl” (19 million views) from Korea, “Yu Yu Hakusho” (17 million views) from Japan and “Berlin” (11 million views) from Spain.

The most-watched movie title on Netflix was “Leave the World Behind”, starring Ethan Hawke and Julia Roberts, generating 121 million views, followed by Adam Sandler’s animated film “Leo” (96 million views).

From the series side, the anime-inspired live-action series “One Piece” attracted 72 million views.

The report also highlighted that fan favourite original titles “Wednesday”, “Red Notice” and “Squid Game” continued to bring in millions of views in 2023, long after they premiered on Netflix.



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