Streaming platforms have made it easier to find series and movies that interest us, but how are the most popular titles spread across the different services? Here are some of the most watched shows and films, and details of which platform you’ll find them on.
Netflix Has Stranger Things, Wednesday, and Squid Game
Netflix is the biggest streaming platform right now, having offered streaming services since 2007. They currently have over 220 million subscribers around the planet but 2022 had started poorly until the release of the fourth season of Stranger Things. This 80s-themed series was number one on the streaming charts for several weeks and broke a number of records along the way. However, the release of Wednesday topped even Stranger Things.
A spin-off from The Addams Family and created by Tim Burton, Wednesday was watched for over 430 million hours in the week following its Netflix release. The Korean drama Squid Game is still the most-watched show on the platform, and fans will be waiting eagerly for the second season, although no date has yet been given for the release of this season.
Amazon Prime Video Shows The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Reacher
Amazon’s service spared no expense with their Lord of the Rings series, which is set long before the events of The Hobbit took place. While online reviews of the fantasy series were mixed and the pace of the action was among the most criticized issues, it was watched by 25 million people in the first 24 hours it was made available. This was their biggest-ever premiere, although it’s hard to compare with other shows since Amazon doesn’t generally release viewing figures.
This platform has a solid selection of other shows and movies, with Reacher among them. It’s a crime drama based on a series of books of the same name, and stars Alan Ritchson as former military policeman Jack Reacher.
Early in 2022, it became the first Amazon series to be the most-streamed show in any given week, and this success meant that a second season has already been commissioned. At the time of writing, Shotgun Wedding featuring Jennifer Lopez is among their most eagerly awaited new movies.
HBO Max for House of the Dragon, Peacemaker, and Watchmen
The HBO service is perhaps best known so far for Game of Thrones and its prequel, called House of the Dragon. Both of these series have attracted a huge following, and it was confirmed recently that a second season of House of the Dragon has been agreed. 2022 saw them release original movies like Father of the Bride, Moonshot, and The Fallout, with varying degrees of success.
Peacemaker and Watchmen are among the other HBO Max series that have gained numerous fans. Peacemaker is a superhero series starring John Cena, who plays the role that he had previously played in The Suicide Squad. As for Watchmen, this is a 2009 movie based on comic book superheroes, and while it flopped at the box office, it has proved popular since moving to the streaming platform.
These are just some examples of the most popular titles found on streaming platforms currently. We can look forward to their collections growing over time and offering us even more choices.