The Witcher Was One of Netflix’s Most Popular Releases in 2019
The Witcher was Netflix's second most popular series and sixth most popular release of 2019, coming in behind Stranger Things 3.
Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher released less than two weeks ago but it already seems to be a massive success. While Netflix did not release specific viewership numbers, the show managed to make two separate top 10 lists released by the popular streaming service despite its recent release, even managing to rival the likes of Stranger Things 3, which received a tie-in change this year.
Reflecting on 2019, Netflix released a series of top 10 lists highlighting the most popular shows and movies in several different categories. Even though The Witcher didn’t manage to make any of the more specific ones, it did manage to make the two most notable top 10 lists Netflix shared today: Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019 and Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019.
On the Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019 list, The Witcher managed to come in at #6. While it was under heavy hitters like Stranger Things 3 and The Irishman, it did manage to outperform notable releases like The Umbrella Academy as well as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile in the eleven days it has been available on Netflix. When it comes to the Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019, it is at #2, just behind the juggernaut that is Stranger Things 3. The Witcher seems to be doing incredibly well right out of the gate and has been renewed for a second season, so it is likely that we will be seeing quite a bit more of it over the next decade.
If you enjoyed the show, you should check out Yennefer and Ciri’s actresses’ attempts to imitate Geralt as well as Lauren S. Hissrich’s explanation for why some changes were made in the adaptation. The Witcher can currently be streamed on Netflix while CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One on Amazon.
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