The results are in! See how you compared to the average pandemic binge watcher


Have you wondered how your pandemic binging compared to others? Well we are here to tell you!

Now that the year that changed our lives is over, Nielsen has released its findings for the entertainment we collectively streamed the most over the last 12 months.

The data analyzing giant recently expanded its TV-ratings-tracking systems to incorporate streaming numbers and Disney+ titles dominated Nielsen’s top 10 report for movies, with Frozen 2 sitting at the top. Close behind was Moana (Disney Animation), followed by Onward (Pixar), Hamilton (Walt Disney Pictures), the live-action Aladdin (Walt Disney Pictures), Toy Story 4 (Pixar), and Zootopia (Disney Animation).

Netflix dominated the television findings in the original series and acquired series categories. Ozark, Lucifer, and The Crown took the top spots on the original series report were Grey’s Anatomy, and Criminal Minds acquired-series report.

Topping out the acquired series category for Netflix was The Office by a landslide. According to Nielsen, the hit comedy had over 57 billion minutes of streams across 192 episodes in just in 2020, while the show was on Netflix. In the new year the sitcom has moved to Peacock for exclusive streaming.

Below are the top 10 films and tv shows ranked by minutes streamed for their categories.

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)

Nielsen’s findings note that streaming now accounts for 24% of all usage in American households with smart TVs.

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