Netflix has revealed its most-watched series for late Spring 2019. The streamer rarely makes the move of sharing its viewership info with fans. Well, it is making an exception to share what has been most popular this month.
The most-watched show since May 31 has not been the popular Netflix-saved series Lucifer. It arrived early last month on May 8. Nor is it the divisively received, but always viral, fifth season of Black Mirror. It premiered on the streamer on June 5. It's not even the addictive Dead to Me, which premiered May 3 and just got renewed for Season 2. Find out what it is via the Netflix tweet below:
Netflix reports that its original miniseries When They See Us has been its most-watched series. When They See Us premiered on the streamer at the very end of last month -- May 31. The tweet was posted on June 12. Meaning that When They See Us has been the most-watched TV series on Netflix for almost two weeks.
Ava DuVernay, who created, directed, and co-wrote the drama, responded to the news below Netflix’s post. In the tweet, she thanked those who watched the series “on behalf of all the artists” who made When They See Us.
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When They See Us has received widespread critical acclaim. The series has secured a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In comparison, Black Mirror’s fifth season earned a 66% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Black Mirror’s most significant issues in Season 5, according to the critics, spanned several areas.
Meanwhile, Lucifer fans know that the end is in sight for their series. Combined with news of its renewal came the announcement that its fifth season would also be the show's last. A petition for Lucifer to live on beyond that has already been started.
As for Netflix sharing its ratings, that is a rare thing for the streamer. It has done so on occasion, and usually to brag -- like it did for Bird Box's viewer numbers. Last month, Netflix’s U.K. Twitter account revealed the top 10 most-watched series on the service in the U.K. during April. The Stephen King-praised Z Nation spinoff Black Summer proved incredibly popular. Otherwise, those curious have had to rely on third-party means to gauge what subscribers are binge-watching most.