After remaining fairly tight-lipped about its viewership numbers, Netflix has finally given us a sneak peek of its most popular show of 2018. People simply couldn’t get enough of On My Block. It is a series for teenagers which is set in a neighborhood that’s located in the inner-city section of Los Angeles. Based on information released by the online platform that covered the period between January 1 to November 2018, On My Block had viewers glued to their sofas. Here is more about the most watched Netflix show of 2018 and other popular ones on the platform.
Discover On My Block
This show follows a group of four streetwise, funny and smart teenagers as they begin high school in a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood. Throughout the show, they experience a series of unique challenges that test their friendships, character and guts.
The show stars Jason Genao, Diego Tinoco, Sierra Capri and Brett Gray. On My Block was created by Jeremy Haft, Lauren Lungerich and Eddie Gonzalez. It debuted in March 2018 and was warmly welcomed with positive reviews by viewers. After its success, Netflix ordered a second season of the show in April.
Other popular shows on Netflix
With On My Block taking pole position as the most popular show on Netflix, here are the others that have kept audiences glued to their computers and TV screens. Part 2 of Making a Murderer came in second position while the second season of 13 Reasons Why came in third.
Following closely was Last Chance U in fourth position and Bodyguard in fifth. The sixth position was taken by Fastest Car while the seventh was haunted by The Haunting of Hill House. Anne with an E came in the eighth position while Insatiable was locked in at number 9. The tenth most popular show on Netflix in 2018 was the sixth season of Orange is the New Black.
Netflix gave us a disclaimer that this list isn’t of the most watched shows of the year. Moreover, this ranking does not have any relation to overall viewing statistics. It is also based purely on viewing data from the United States.
Top 10 Netflix movies in 2018
Netflix also shows movies and a few of them stole the hearts of viewers resulting in multiple viewing sessions. These include The Kissing Booth, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Roxanne Roxanne. Quite interestingly, almost everyone who watched the first 2 movies ended up viewing them a second time.
Appearing in a Netflix show can give massive social media boost to a movie star. Some of those who got this type of boost in 2018 include The Fab Five from Queer Eye. Also, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before also got a bump in their social ratings. Joel Courtney and Joey King from The Kissing Booth also got a major social media boost.
Co-stars Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente Lopez and Maria Pedraza also got some major social media credit from their appearance in the show Elite/La Casa de Papel. Another star who got a major social media buzz was Hannah Gadsby from Nanette. Moreover, Kiernan Shipka also got substantial social media ratings from her role in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
What’s in store for Netflix fans in 2019?
There are some fabulous movies and shows planned for next year in Netflix. They include Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Carmen Sandiego, Fyre and Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Last but not least, a movie starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson known as The Highwaymen will be released on Netflix in 2019.
Netflix continues to provide high quality entertainment over the Internet. Fans enjoy watching its shows and simply can’t get enough. We all hope that 2019 will be as entertaining as 2018 was!