Netflix: What the World is Watching

Netflix originals Narcos and House of Cards take third and fourth place respectively. Narcos is a biographical crime drama that follows the life story of a drug kingpin in Colombia. It was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. House of Cards, a political drama set in Washington, DC, is Netflix’s first original series as well as the first original online-only series to receive major Emmy nominations.

Coming in fifth place is Fox’s New Girl, a sitcom following the life of a quirky teacher, Jess, after she moves into a Los Angeles apartment with three men. The show has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and five Primetime Emmy Awards.

Top 5 Most Popular Netflix Shows in the World

  1. Sherlock
  2. Friends
  3. Narcos
  4. House of Cards
  5. New Girl


Where in the World Is Netflix the Most Popular?

Netflix has around 70.5 million global subscribers, and 53% of those are based in the United States. Out of the remaining 47%, the places most interested in Netflix are Canada, Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Denmark, and Norway.

How Has Netflix Grown over the Years?

With over 190 countries and twenty-one languages serviced, Netflix can proudly claim it’s a global internet TV network. Our animated map below illustrates Netflix’s worldwide spread. In 2009, the year before it expanded to its first international market, Netflix earned $5.2 million. Seven years later, in 2016, it earned $4,828,160,000. That’s over ninety-six-times growth in just eight years.

Who Pays the Most for Netflix?

The average cost of Netflix comes in at USD 8.00, but how much you’ll pay depends on where you live. Colombia has the lowest basic rate at USD 5.37, whereas Switzerland pays the most, with a basic rate of USD 12.13. While this is certainly a large discrepancy, it’s worth noting the average monthly net salary in Colombia is USD 340.74, while Switzerland’s is USD 4,874.29. As a global company, Netflix must balance its stockholders’ revenue expectations with what its markets can afford.

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