Most Well-liked Television Shows, Movies on Streaming in 2022

The Upside Down took the No. 1 posture on Nielsen’s 2022 streaming chart: Netflix’s blockbuster “Stranger Factors,” led by the launch of the fourth year, was the most-streamed Tv set present — and overall application — in the U.S. very last calendar year.

The sci-fi strike series ran up that hill to sign-up a whopping 52 billion minutes streamed in 2022, the best total considering that COVID-driven lockdowns drove audiences to watch 57.1 billion minutes of NBC’s “The Office” in 2020. The dominance of unique written content like “Stranger Things” was underscored by the point that there are only 34 episodes of the Duffer brothers’ series, when compared with 192 episodes of “The Business.” 

In accordance to Netflix, “Stranger Matters 4” holds the title as the No. 1 most-viewed English Television collection in the 1st four weeks of launch, with the fourth period possessing garnered 1.35 billion hours around the world in the initial 28-day period of time. That is followed by “Wednesday,” which scared up 1.24 billion several hours viewed in the identical window (and came in at the No. 3 place on Nielsen’s first series listing, at the rear of “Stranger Things” and “Ozark”).

When unique written content drew huge audiences, older Tv shows continued to be massively popular on streaming platforms. The next most-viewed program overall in 2022 was “NCIS,” the CBS crime-drama procedural, whose 356 episodes on Netflix pulled in 38.1 billion minutes viewed. In 2021 on Netflix, CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” which ran from 2005-20, was the most-viewed display in the U.S. (with 33.9 billion minutes of look at time), for every Nielsen.

Coming in at the No. 3 location on the rating of most-streamed U.S. programs was “CoComelon,” the enduringly popular children clearly show from Moonbug Entertainment (aspect of Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer’s Candle Media) on Netflix, with 37.8 billion minutes seen. That was followed by Netflix original “Ozark” starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, whose fourth and closing period strike the streamer in 2022.

The top rated 10 most-streamed programs for 2022 was rounded out by Disney+’s animated film “Encanto” reruns of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix “Criminal Minds” (which was readily available on Netflix by mid-2022 and is now on Hulu and Paramount+) animated children’s display “Bluey” on Disney+ and “Gilmore Girls” and “Seinfeld” reruns on Netflix.

In overall, Us residents streamed much more than 19.4 million several years of material past year, up 27% about 15 million years in 2021, in accordance to Nielsen.

On the movie front, “Encanto” was the No. 1 most-streamed title of the yr. The movie, featuring unique songs composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, premiered on Disney+ in December 2021, and around the system of 2022 racked up 27.4 billion minutes of viewing (equal to staying viewed 269 million moments).

“Encanto” had far more than double the enjoy time of the upcoming most-seen movies, Pixar’s “Turning Red” (also on Disney+) and Common/Illumination’s “Sing 2” on Netflix.

Note that Nielsen takes advantage of an audio-primarily based articles recognition methodology to monitor a subset of Tv set homes — which excludes cell gadgets and PCs. Dependent on that facts, Nielsen extrapolates approximated whole U.S. streaming viewing for platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon’s Prime Video, HBO Max, Peacock, Pluto Television, Apple Tv+ and YouTube.