By Trevor Wheelwright
Edited by Cara Haynes
After gathering a list of the top Netflix shows, we analyzed a year’s worth of global search volume to find the top shows in every country (where data was available). Have you seen your country’s favorite show? Or is your favorite show capturing the attention of other countries?
Top Netflix shows by country count
Some shows were beloved regardless of borders, and Peaky Blinders blew past the majority of the competition, along with Netflix’s Stranger Things and Riverdale.
|Netflix show||Number of countries with top searches for each show|
- Peaky Blinders on Netflix caps the competition, taking top viewership in 24 countries, including New Zealand, Iceland, Lithuania, France, and Belgium. The sixth season resumed filming in January 2021, so fans may be watching in anticipation of its near-future release.
- Netflix’s Stranger Things, releasing its fourth season this fall, is still a huge fan favorite for 15 countries.
- Rounding out the top three, Riverdale released its fifth season in January 2021. The not-so-innocent teen drama was a favorite in seven countries including Austria, Costa Rica, Moldova, and Panama.
- In Canada and the United States, the top show was Schitt’s Creek, which released its award-winning final season in 2020.
- Eleven countries in the world revved up with the “romance-heavy” teen shows Riverdale and Sex Education.
- Australia keeps on kickin’ it with Cobra Kai, which is now in its third season.
What are the most-searched shows worldwide?
Tommy Shelby and the gangsters of Peaky Blinders built their brutal business in Birmingham, but they took over the globe with the most searches overall.
*Top show average monthly searches for the past 12 months (Feb 2020–Feb 2021).
Four shows captured over a million average searches every month: Peaky Blinders, Cobra Kai, Stranger Things, Enola Holmes. While the first three shows took home the most searches in various countries, Enola Holmes won one giant audience with its fans in India, helping it rise to the top search ranks globally.
Here’s the complete list of the most popular Netflix shows globally (listed in alphabetical order by country):
Each country’s favorite Netflix show
Most popular Netflix shows in each country
- Albania El Chapo 5,400
- Argentina Peaky Blinders 201,000
- Australia Cobra Kai 110,000
- Austria Riverdale 33,100
- Azerbaijan Peaky Blinders 6,600
- Bahamas Riverdale 880
- Belgium Peaky Blinders 60,500
- Bolivia Stranger Things 12,100
- Brazil Peaky Blinders 823,000
- Bulgaria Peaky Blinders 14,800
- Canada Schitt’s Creek 201,000
- Chile Peaky Blinders 110,000
- Costa Rica Riverdale 12,100
- Croatia Peaky Blinders 18,100
- Czech Republic Stranger Things 90,500
- Denmark Peaky Blinders 27,100
- Ecuador Riverdale 22,200
- Egypt Peaky Blinders 33,100
- Estonia Stranger Things 2,900
- Finland Stranger Things 22,200