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The Most-Streamed TV Shows and Movies in 2020

The Most-Streamed TV Shows and Movies in 2020
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Now that 2020 is over, Nielsen has released a list of the movies and TV shows we collectively streamed the most last year.

As expected, Netflix dominated the television findings, both in terms of Nielsen's list of original series and acquired series with Ozark, Lucifer, and The Crown taking the top three spots on the original series report, and The Office, Grey's Anatomy, and Criminal Minds topping the acquired-series report.

Meanwhile, the other streaming giant Disney Plus seemed to dominate the movie findings with Frozen 2, Moana, Onward, Hamilton, Aladdin, and Toy Story 4, all landing in the top ten most-streamed films of 2020.

Most surprising perhaps, The Office earned up 57 billion minutes of streams across 192 episodes.

See the top-10 findings below, ranked by minutes streamed.

Original series

1. Ozark (30.5 billion)

2. Lucifer (18.97 billion)

3. The Crown (16.3 billion)

4. Tiger King (15.6 billion)

5. The Mandalorian (14.5 billion)

6. The Umbrella Academy (13.5 billion)

7. The Great British Baking Show (13.3 billion)

8. Boss Baby: Back in Business (12.6 billion)

9. Longmire (11.4 billion)

10. You (10.97 billion)


Acquired series

1. The Office (57.1 billion)

2. Grey's Anatomy (39.4 billion)

3. Criminal Minds (35.4 billion)

4. NCIS (28.1 billion)

5. Schitt's Creek (23.8 billion)

6. Supernatural (20.3 billion)

7. Shameless (18.2 billion)

8. New Girl (14.6 billion)

9. The Black List (14.5 billion)

10. The Vampire Diaries (14.1 billion)



1. Frozen 2 (14.9 billion)

2. Moana (10.5 billion)

3. Secret Life of Pets 2 (9.1 billion)

4. Onward (8.4 billion)

5. Dr. Seuss's The Grinch (6.2 billion)

6. Hamilton (6.1 billion)

7. Spenser Confidential (5.4 billion)

8. Aladdin (2019) (5.1 billion)

9. Toy Story 4 (4.4 billion)

10. Zootopia (4.4 billion)


Note that the rankings are based on the Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings service, which measures just four services: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney Plus. The Nielsen estimates are estimated based on viewing on connected TVs, excluding mobile devices and computers.

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