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This Map Shows the Most Popular Netflix Show in the World, and It's Not What You Think

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 4 July 2017

A few months back we revealed who’s watching what and where in the United States. This time, the people at High Speed Internet have gone even further and have found out what everyone’s streaming the most…drumroll please…in the world!

So, you probably think it’s The Crown, right? Well, you’re wrong. It turns out BBC’s Sherlock is the winner! Second place went to American sitcom Friends, followed by Netflix Originals Narcos and House of Cards. Coming in at fifth place went to Fox’s New Girl, a hilarious sitcom following the life of a quirky teacher.

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The study didn’t just reveal the most popular show though. According to the whizzes at HSI, they were also able to determine where in the world Netflix is the most popular. Netflix has around 70.5 million global subscribers, and amazingly 53% of them hail from the United States. And if you’re wondering where the rest of the Netflix posse come from, shout outs to Canada, Ireland, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Denmark and Norway!

With over 190 countries and 21 mother tongues catered to, HSI also put a rather pretty animated map together to illustrate just how much the global TV network has grown over the years.

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Oh, and, if you were thinking about it, this infographic shows which countries pay the most for Netflix:

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Here’s the list of the most popular shows in full:

Algeria The Black List
Argentina Grand Hotel
Armenia Sherlock
Australia Jane the Virgin
Azerbaijan Sherlock
Bangladesh Sherlock
Belarus Bones
Belgium New Girl
Bolivia Futurama
Bosnia nd Herzegovina Breaking Bad
Brazil Pretty Little Liars
Bulgaria Scrubs
Canada Bates Motel
Chile Breaking Bad
Colombia Carlos
Costa Rica The Walking Dead
Cyprus Narcos
Czechia The Big Bang Theory
Denmark Rita
Dominican Republic Sense8
Ecuador The Walking Dead
Egypt Lost
El Salvador American Horror Story
Estonia Sherlock
Finland The Bridge
France The Returned
Georgia Breaking Bad
Germany House of Cards
Ghana The Originals
Greece Grand Hotel
Guatemala Narcos
Hong Kong Black Mirror
Hungary Family Guy
India Friends
Indonesia Love Rain
Iran Love Rain
Ireland Black Mirror
Israel Grey’s Anatomy
Italy Gomorrah
Jamaica The Originals
Japan Hibana
Jordan Friends
Kazakhstan Scrubs
Kenya Sense8
Kuwait Narcos
Kyrgystan The Black List
Latvia Friends
Lebanon Friends
Lithuania Shameless
Malaysia Love Rain
Mexico Las Aparicio
Moldova The Vampire Diaries
Morocco Narcos
Nauru Friends
Nepal Friends
Netherlands Sons of Anarchy
New Zealand Wentworth
Nigeria Boys Over Flowers
Norway The Americans
Pakistan New Girl
Peru The Wonder Years
Philippines My Love from the Star
Poland House of Cards
Portugal Shadowhunters
Romania The Vampire Diaries
Russia Arrow
Saudi Arabia Lost
Serbia Gossip Girl
Singapore Daredevil
Slovakia The Mentalist
South Africa New Girl
South Korea Soul Eater
Spain Narcos
Sri Lanka Arrow
Sweden Dexter
Switzerland House of Cards
Taiwan My Love from the Star
Thailand Soul Eater
Tunisia Hannibal
Turkey The Tudors
Ukraine Friends
United Arab Emirates Gotham
United Kingdom Call the Midwife
United States Shameless
Uruguay Breaking Bad
Uzbekistan Suits
Venezuela Pablo Escobar
Vietnam Empresses in the Palace
Zimbabwe Scandal

 


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