2020 was the year of Streaming Television services. Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and so many others got big numbers thanks to so many people being locked down by the Pandemic. But what shows got the biggest numbers? Who were the real winners of 2020’s streaming spike?
Research company Parrot Analytics and financial website Business Insider broke down online chatter and visual demand for us into a list of the 20 most demanded original streaming TV shows of last year.
- “The Mandalorian” — Disney+
- “Stranger Things” — Netflix
- “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” — Disney+
- “Titans” — HBO Max
- “The Witcher” — Netflix
- “The Umbrella Academy” — Netflix
- “Harley Quinn” — HBO Max
- “Lucifer” — Netflix
- “Narcos: Mexico” — Netflix
- “The Boys” — Amazon Prime Video
- “The Crown” (Netflix)
- “Star Trek: Discovery” (CBS All Access)
- “Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
- “Star Trek: Picard” (CBS All Access)
- “La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)” (Netflix)
- “You” (Netflix)
- “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
- “Dark” (Netflix) tied with,
- “The Expanse” (Amazon Prime Video)
- “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
It seems though that demand does not always translate into the most watched programs, at least, not if you listen to the streaming services themselves.
Netflix announced their top streamed shows for the year, and Stranger Things was no where on the list, while the one at the top is one that didn’t get much advertisement at all: The most streamed television show on the streaming platform for 2020 is Cocomelon. You may be wondering how you never heard of it. It’s a preschool nursery rhyme show. It was originally created as a YouTube channel that gained so much success that it became a television show.
But that was not original content, the top show that was an original creation for the service, according to Netflix, was The Queen’s Gambit, which came in at number 3 on their overall list for the year.