See Every Country's Favorite TV Show on Netflix (PHOTOS)
This Spanish crime drama — originally titled La casa de papel
— tops the charts with the support of 63 countries, including most of the South American countries.
Little more than half a million viewers watched the latest season finale
of this CW sci-fi teen drama, yet it ranks #2 here, thanks to Belgium, Eritrea, Lithuania, and 43 more countries.
The CW’s buzzy Archie Comics adaptation comes in third, preferred by 27 countries around the world, including Fiji, Georgia, and South Africa.
Despite its massive appeal in the United States, Netflix’s ‘80s-set sci-fi thriller only ranks fourth. Other countries where it’s most popular include Iceland, South Sudan, and Spain.
Orange Is the New Black
Interestingly, Netflix’s LGBT-inclusive prison dramedy is the most popular Netflix show in Barbados and Dominica — two countries where same-sex activity is illegal — as well as seven other countries.
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Bhutan, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, and Suriname are the five countries where this Netflix teen drama reigns supreme.
This Netflix crime drama is the most popular show on the streaming service in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Tajikistan — but not Colombia, where it was set and filmed.
Citytv and Netflix only produced two seasons of this sci-fi teen drama, but it still ranks ahead of all other shows on the streaming platform in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, all of which are Scandinavian countries.
This crime thriller is set and filmed in India, and it’s the most popular show on Netflix both there and in Pakistan.
This Chinese rom-com series — based on the shōjo manga Boys Over Flowers
— is the show on Netflix getting the most attention in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Netflix spent $12 billion on content in 2018, and experts expect the streaming behemoth will shell out another $15 billion this year. Much of that money goes to its own productions, but a lot goes to licensing other shows — and licensing content that it can offer exclusively in other territories.
That’s why, for example, The 100 is the most popular “Netflix original” in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, according to a new analysis by Daily Wireless.
With countless streaming platforms and more on the way, there's nothing you can’t watch over the web, right? Well, not quite.
In fact, that cult-favorite CW show is the most popular show in 46 countries around the globe… but it’s not the most popular Netflix original series in the world, according to the analysis.
Click through the gallery above to see the 10 series topping the charts, and check out Daily Wireless’ breakdown to discover each country’s fave.