2021 was a giant yr for streaming, however Netflix emerged because the true victor within the just lately launched Nielsen streaming rankings.

Lucifer ranked No.1 within the U.S. rating of all streaming originals, managing 18.1 billion minutes seen for its library of 93 episodes, in response to Deadline.

The quantity is not a lot of a shock. Netflix saved Lucifer when it was canceled after its third season.

The streamer stated it could finish the present after its fifth season, earlier than finally ordering a sixth — and positively remaining — season.

Lucifer’s numbers put it effectively forward of Squid Game, which amassed 16.4 billion minutes watched.

However, Squid Game solely took 9 episodes to achieve that metric, so it is probably the Korean smash hit would have been greater if it had extra episodes underneath its belt.

The Great British Baking Show managed 13.6 billion minutes seen with 75 episodes.

Buzzy drama sequence Virgin River, in the meantime, had 12.9 billion minutes seen with 30 episodes.

The sequence had nabbed a two-season renewal, so Netflix is clearly seeking to capitalize on its success.

Bridgerton, in the meantime, had 12.4 billion minutes seen for its freshman season, however keep in mind the present truly premiered on the finish of 2020.

YOU is not any slouch both. The thriller had 11.1 billion minutes seen throughout 30 episodes.

Other notable robust performers embrace:

Cobra Kai (10.9 billion minutes seen for 30 episodes)

– The Crown (9.7 billion minutes seen throughout 40 episodes)

– Longmire (8.9 billion throughout 63 episodes)

Netflix had the highest 9 sequence on the chart for originals.

The Handmaid’s Tale was the primary non-Netflix present at #10 with 8.6 billion minutes seen throughout 46 episodes.

Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso landed at #12 with 8.2 billion minutes seen.

If we have a look at acquired sequence by streaming companies, Criminal Minds is the bonafide success story.

Across 322 episodes on Netflix, it had 33.9 billion minutes seen.

More impressively, Cocomelon had 33.3 billion minutes seen throughout simply 15 episodes.

Other notable performers:

Grey’s Anatomy (33.6 billion minutes seen throughout 382 episodes)

NCIS (29.5 billion minutes seen throughout 354 episodes)

Manifest (19.9 billion minutes seen throughout 42 episodes)

– Supernatural (18.9 billion minutes seen throughout 18.9 million viewers)

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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