The Crown fails to make Netflix’s List of its most popular shows


Netflix has provided a small glimpse into its most-watched shows of the year in Britain and beyond. While there has no official data that has been published, the lists do provide an intriguing glimpse into the viewing behavior on the streamer.

Netflix Originals TV shows include The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann, Sex Education, The Witcher have dominated the list of the most popular releases in the UK in 2019. Meanwhile, The Irishman and Murder Mystery were amongst the films that featured.


But something that was a very notable absence from the list was the season three of The Crown, which did not make the list of most-watched releases. Neither did it make it in Netflix’s rundown of its top series, where the UK shows as Black Mirror and Top Boy figured.

The Crown

The drama by Left Bank Pictures is widely considered to be Netflix’s flagship UK show.

The season three was launched on November 17, with a major press and marketing blitz as the whole new cast, including Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, made their debuts. Netflix had made the premiere of season three available for free to nonsubscribers. The show’s November launch may have been an important factor for not featuring, given other programs like Black Mirror would have had months to rack up viewing figures.

Although, it was not a problem for The Witcher as Netflix did include some “viewing predictions” for titles launched in December.
Season 4 of The Crown is under production and Netflix has already made a commitment to the drama by signing an overall deal with the writer and creator Peter Morgan, which would be taking it into six seasons. An ambition that was previously mooted by Netflix’s chief content creator officer Ted Sarandos.

The show could be a major award winner for Netflix as well next year, after securing a record four Golden Globes nominations.

Here are some shows that are speculated to be at the top of the Viewings list.

Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019 (UK):

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
6 Underground
Murder Mystery
The Witcher
The Irishman
After Life
Stranger Things 3
Our Planet
Sex Education
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Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019 (UK):
The Witcher
After Life
Stranger Things
Sex Education
The Umbrella Academy
Top Boy
Black Mirror
Dirty John