Top 10 most-watched web series in the world. Don’t miss the number 10

By Sanjay Maurya

2018 will be remembered for the advent of web series which literally took over the world of entertainment in India by giving it a whole new approach. A whole new realm opened up before the enslaved audience of Hindi films, who suddenly realized that an entertainment package did not include song, dance, and melodrama.

Web series are very long, sometimes you forget to sleep and sometimes you get very confused that which web series is good to start. With so many shows available on Netflix, TVF, Amazon, SonyLIV, Hotstar, and others, if you love a particular genre then sometimes you cannot trust the reviews. So today we have brought a list of the top 10 most watched web series from various genres to help you choose the hooked and booked web series that will make your day, so let’s go without any spoilers.

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Top 10 most-watched web series

01 – Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

89% – Rotten Tomatoes – 9.2/10 – IMDb – 86% – TV Guide

  • First episode date: 17 April 2011
  • Writers: David Benioff, George R. R. Martin, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor, Jane Espenson, Dave Hill
  • Final episode date: 19 May 2019
  • Adapted from: A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones
  • Music composed by: Ramin Djawadi
  • Directors: Mark Mylod, Alex Graves, David Nutter, MORE

Story – Game of Thrones is based on the storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire, set in the fictional Westeros Seven Kingdoms and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles of the kingdom’s noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it. From 2011 to 2019, Game of Thrones was the most popular television show in the country and around the world. Although the show is over, there’s no doubt that Game of Thrones is still worth watching.

Here is how GOT progressed over time with its average viewership:

  • Season 1 – 9.3 million
  • Season 2 – 11.6 million
  • Season 3 – 14.4 million
  • Season 4 – 19.1 million
  • Season 5 – 20.2 million
  • Season 6 – 25.7 million
  • Season 7 – 32.8 million
  • Season 8 – 46 million

02 – Stranger Things (2016)

8.7/10 IMDb, 92%RottenTomatoes

  • First episode date: 15 July 2016
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, MORE
  • Genres: Horror, Horror fiction, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural, Historical drama
  • Writers: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, MORE
  • Program creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
  • Original network: Netflix

Story – When a boy goes missing, a small town learns about secret experiments, terrifying supernatural powers, and a strange little girl. Season 1 was watched for a total of 45.22M hours, Season 2 was watched for 41.11M hours, and Season 3 was watched 36.59M hours. Stranger Things first aired on Netflix in July 2016. Since then, it has been a huge international hit. Season four of “Stranger Things” has already clocked up 1.15 billion hours of watch time, becoming Netflix’s second most-watched season ever.

03 – The Walking Dead (2010–2022)

8.1/10 IMDb, 80% Rotten Tomatoes

  • Spin-offs: Fear the Walking Dead, MORE
  • Final episode date: 20 November 2022
  • First episode date: 31 October 2010
  • Networks: AMC, AMC Networks, Fox
  • Based on: The Walking Dead; by Robert Kirkman; Tony Moore; Charlie Adlard
  • Genre: Horror; Serial drama; Zombie apocalypse

Story – After a zombie apocalypse sweeps the United States, police officer Rick Grimes travels with a group of survivors in search of a safe and secure home.

The Walking Dead had an average audience of 4-6 million viewers in season 1, and that number continued to rise through season 2. However, the show reached its peak in season 5 in 2014, when the season premiere drew 17.3 million viewers as viewers tuned in to see how Rick and his people would escape Terminus, becoming the most-watched series episode in cable television history. After season 5, viewership would steadily decline, with a sharp drop between the season 7 premiere (17.03 million viewers) and the season 8 premiere (11.4 million viewers).

04 – Money Heist (2017–2021)

94% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.2/10 IMDb

  • First episode date: 2 May 2017
  • Language: Spanish
  • Final episode date: 3 December 2021
  • Genres: Heist, Drama, Crime film, Thriller
  • Spanish: La casa de papel
  • Spin-off: La casa de papel: Corea

Story – Eight robbers lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain, taking many hostages. The criminal mastermind puts pressure on the police to execute his plan.

Netflix revealed that La Casa de Papel Part 5, as the show is known to Spanish-language audiences, was viewed by 69 million Netflix households in the first four weeks following the season’s release.

Money Heist is a Spanish heist crime drama streaming on Netflix. The series’ fifth season is it’s last. Due to the interesting plot, many people were eagerly waiting for it. It is full of romance, thrill, and suspense. After stranger things and The Walking DeadMoney heist became one of the most-watched on Netflix.

05 –Mirzapur (2011–2019)

8.8/10 IMDb, 84% Rotten Tomatoes

  • Language: Hindi
  • Network: Amazon Prime Video
  • First episode date: 16 November 2018
  • Number of episodes: 19
  • Number of seasons: 2
  • Program creators: Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna

The first part of the ‘Mirzapur’ web series came in the year 2018 and season 2 was streamed exactly two years later. In this series, rivalry for power, love, and anger, all were served together, due to which the fans gave their love to this web series wholeheartedly. At the same time, now season 3 is about to come, from which the fans have high hopes.

After the success of its first season, Mirzapur created history with its second season, becoming the most-watched show on the service in India within just 7 days of its release.

06 – Squid Game

8/10 IMDb 95% Rotten Tomatoes

  • First episode date: 17 September 2021
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, MORE
  • Language: Korean
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Survival, Thriller, Drama, Horror fiction, Action fiction
  • Program creator: Hwang Dong-hyuk
  • Writers: Hwang Dong-hyuk

Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in a children’s game for lucrative prizes, but the stakes are deadly. The Squid Game is much more than a simple deadly show.

Released on 17 September 2021, The Squid Game is now the most popular series in the platform’s history, No. 1 in 94 countries worldwide, and, as of this week, the most popular debut of any show on Netflix with over 111 million viewers.

07 – Vikings (2013–2020)

93% · Rotten Tomatoes

  • Genres: War, Drama, Historical drama, Adventure, Miniseries, Historical Fiction, Action fiction, Military fiction
  • Languages: English, Old Norse, Old English
  • Music composed by: Karin Dreijer
  • Theme song: If I Had a Heart
  • First episode date: 3 March 2013
  • Spin-off: Vikings: Valhalla

Story – Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Norse hero, is a mere farmer who with the support of his equally ruthless family rises to become a fearless warrior and commander of the Viking tribes.

According to Nielsen, the series premiere attracted six million viewers in the US, topping all broadcast networks among viewers aged 18 to 49.A sequel series, titled Vikings: Valhalla, premiered on Netflix on February 25, 2022.

Vikings is one of the highly-rated TV series which is loved by viewers and critics alike. The first four seasons are particularly highly rated, with the final two seasons receiving notably lower ratings despite some of the best episodes.

08 – Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

7.6/10 IMDb, 96% Rotten Tomatoes

  • Spin-off: Better Call Saul
  • First episode date: 20 January 2008
  • Final episode date: 29 September 2013
  • Directors: Vince Gilligan, Michael Slovis, Colin Bucksey, MORE
  • Networks: AMC, AMC Networks, FX Networks
  • Genres: Drama, Crime film, Suspense, Tragedy, Thriller, Dark comedy, Crime TV genre

Story – Walter White, a chemistry teacher, learns he has cancer and starts a Methamphetamine or meth-production business to pay off his medical debt. After meeting Jesse, his priorities change.

Breaking Bad is one of the most-watched web series on Netflix. Its first three seasons had good viewership, but the fourth and fifth seasons saw a slight increase in viewership.Breaking Bad is one of the most successful TV shows of all time, in fact, it was named by Guinness World Records in 2013 as the most critically acclaimed series of all time.

09 – Lucifer (2016–2021)

88% Rotten Tomatoes, Rating: 8.1/10

  • Language: English
  • Genres: Comedy-drama, Police procedural, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Occult detective fiction, Crime TV genre
  • Final episode date: 10 September 2021
  • First episode date: 25 January 2016
  • Writers: Tom Kapinos, Neil Gaiman, Ildy Modrovich, MORE
  • Based on: Characters created for DC Comics’ Vertigo; by Neil Gaiman; Sam Kieth; Mike Dringenberg

A demon, Lucifer, returns from Hell and decides to take up residence in Los Angeles. He soon gets involved with the local police and helps them solve criminal cases. It will be interesting to see what Lucifer does on earth and how the story takes a turn.

Lucifer placed No. 1 in Nielsen’s US rankings of original streaming, with 18.3 billion minutes watched across its full library of 93 episodes. If you are looking for something unique then Lucifer will not disappoint you. Lucifer is handsome, charming, and funny. The characters are interesting and the writing keeps things fresh.

10 – Prison Break (2005–2017)

8.3/10 IMDb, 61% Rotten Tomatoes

  • Genre: Serial drama; Crime drama; Action thriller
  • First episode date: 29 August 2005
  • Awards: People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, MORE
  • Original languages: English; Spanish; Arabic
  • Final episode date: 30 May 2017
  • Created by: Paul Scheuring

Story – Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent person is sent to death in Qatar and his only hope is his brother, who deliberately makes it his mission to send himself to the same prison to get both of them out.

It performed exceptionally well in the ratings and was originally planned for a 13-episode run, but was extended to include an additional nine episodes due to its popularity. If we look at its viewership, the first season of the series had an average of 9.2 million viewers per episode. The premiere of the second season of Prison Break averaged 9.4 million viewers.

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Black Mirror (2011–2019)

8.8/10 IMDb, 84% Rotten Tomatoes

  • First episode date: 4 December 2011
  • Final episode date: 5 June 2019
  • Genres: Dystopia, Science fiction, Thriller, Drama, Anthology series, Speculative fiction, Satire
  • Executive producers: Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Barney Reisz
  • Networks: Netflix, Channel 4
  • Writers: Charlie Brooker, Jesse Armstrong, William Bridges

Story – In a frighteningly dystopian future, many individuals grapple with the manipulative effects of cutting-edge technology on their personal lives and behaviors. Black Mirror is one of the most creative and excellent miniseries ever. Every episode has a unique story to tell, and while not all of them are engaging, most of them are. If you love watching technology, thriller, and science shows then you must not miss this masterpiece series from Netflix.


Which is the most viewed web series in the world so far?

The most-watched web series in the world of all time are as follows: –

  1. Most viewed web series – Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
  2. Most watched web series – Stranger Things (2016)
  3. Most viewed web series – The Walking Dead (2010–2022)
  4. Most viewed web series – Money Heist (2017–2021)
  5. Most viewed web series – Mirzapur (2011–2019)
  6. Most viewed web series – Squid Game
  7. Most viewed TV show – Vikings (2013–2020)
  8. Most viewed TV show – Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
  9. Most viewed TV show – Lucifer (2016–2021)
  10. Most-watched TV show – Prison Break (2005–2017)

Which are the top 10 must-watch movies of all time? 

The top 10 movies that you must watch before you die are as follows:-

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. The Dark Knight (2008)
  4. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  8. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

What are the top 10 best Korean movies?

The top 10 best Korean movies are given below: –

  • The Housemaid (1960)
  • The Wailing (2016)
  • Parasite (2019)
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
  • Memories of Murder (2003)
  • Peppermint Candy (2000)
  • Save The Green Planet (2003)
  • Whispering Corridors (1998)
  • Joint Security Area (2000)
  • The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)

Which are the top 10 Spanish web series to watch on Netflix?

The top 10 Spanish web series to watch on Netflix are as follows: –

  1. La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)
  2. Monarca – 2 seasons (2019 – present)
  3. Élite (Elite)
  4. Nailed It! Mexico
  5. La Casa de las Flores (The House of Flowers)
  6. Control Z – 2 seasons
  7. Ingobernable – 2 seasons
  8. La Reina del Flow (The Queen of Flow)
  9. Las Chicas del Cable (Cable Girls)
  10. Galerías Velvet (Velvet)

Which are the top 10 horror web series?

The top 10 horror web series are as follows: –

  1. Top 10 horror web series – Stranger Things (2016)
  2. Top 10 horror web series – Love, Death & Robots (2019)
  3. Top 10 horror web series – The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
  4. Top 10 horror web series – Santa Clarita Diet (2017–2019)
  5. Top 10 horror web series – Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas (2022)
  6. Top 10 horror web series – Hazbin Hotel (2019)
  7. Top 10 horror TV Shows – The Walking Dead: Webisodes (2011–2018)
  8. Top 10 horror TV Shows – The Untamed (2019)
  9. Top 10 horror TV Shows – Marianne (2019)
  10. Top 10 horror TV Shows – Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015–2016)

Which are the 10 Best Fantasy TV Shows?

The 10 Best Fantasy TV Shows are as follows: –

  1. Best Fantasy TV Shows – Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  2. Best Fantasy TV Shows – House of the Dragon
  3. Best Fantasy TV Shows – The Witcher
  4. Best Fantasy TV Shows – The Sandman
  5. Best Fantasy web series – Outlander
  6. Best Fantasy web series – Game of Thrones
  7. Best Fantasy web series – Sweet Tooth
  8. Best Fantasy web series – The Wheel of Time
  9. Best Fantasy web series – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  10. Best Fantasy series – The Shannara Chronicles

Which are the top 5 Parallel Universe & Time Travel TV/WEB Series? 

The top 5 Parallel Universe & Time Travel TV/WEB Series are as follows: –

  1. Stranger Things (2016
  2. Lifeline (2017)
  3. Timeless (2016–2018)
  4. Travelers (2016–2018)
  5. Dark (2017-2020)

Which are the 10 best Bollywood movies of all time?

Best Bollywood movies of all time are as follows: –

  1. Hera Pheri (2000)
  2. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
  3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
  4. Black Friday (2004)
  5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)
  6. 26/11
  7. Swades (2004)
  8. Gangs of Wasseypur: Part One (2012)
  9. Kati Patang (1970)
  10. Gully Boy (2019)

Which are the 10 best Hollywood movies of all time?

The 10 best Hollywood movies of all time are as follows: –

  • Top rating – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Top rating – The Godfather (1972)
  • Top rating – The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Top rating – The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • Top rating – 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • Top rating – Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Top rating – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Top rating – Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Top rating – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • Top rating – Forrest Gump (1994)

Which are the best web series coming in 2023?

Top upcoming web series in 2023 are as follows: –

  1. Delhi Crime Season 2
  2. Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi
  3. Mirzapur Season 3
  4. Asur Season 2
  5. Jamtara Season 2
  6. The Family Man Season 3
  7. Four More Shots Season 3
  8. Paatal Lok Season 2
  9. Apharan 3

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