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The Office tops Netflix and Disney originals as most-streamed show of 2020

Criminal Minds comes in at number three

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Nielsen’s year-end summary takes into account the ever-growing line up of streaming services. Still, with the exception of Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian, all of the shows in the top 15 were on Netflix in 2020. For more context, Nielsen numbers only take into account shows viewed through TV screens in the United States. If Friends on HBO Max racked up billions of views via the service’s mobile app, we simply do not know.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the always popular The Office topped the list. The show was on Netflix through last year, but in 2021 jumped to NBC’s new service Peacock. Out of the remaining shows, four Netflix originals make the list: Ozark, Lucifer, The Crown, and Tiger King. The full list is as follows:

  1. The Office (57.1 billion)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy (39.4 billion)
  3. Criminal Minds (35.4 billion)
  4. Ozark (30.5 billion)
  5. NCIS (28.1 billion)
  6. Schitt’s Creek (23.8 billion)
  7. Supernatural (20.3 billion)
  8. Lucifer (19 billion)
  9. Shameless (18.2 billion)
  10. The Crown (16.3 billion)
  11. Tiger King (15.6 billion)
  12. New Girl (14.5 billion)
  13. The Mandalorian (14.5 billion)
  14. The Blacklist (14.5 billion)
  15. Vampire Diaries (14.1 billion)

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