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Suits Was 2023’s Most-Streamed Show, Broke The Office’s Record — The No. 1 Original Series Might Surprise You

Suits Was 2023’s Most-Streamed Show, Broke The Office’s Record — The No. 1 Original Series Might Surprise You
Suits Was 2023’s Most-Streamed Show, Broke The Office’s Record — The No. 1 Original Series Might Surprise You

To the surprise of no one (and certainly no regular reader of TVLine), Suits was the most-streamed program of 2023.

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Available on Netflix since June (as well as on Peacock), the “blue sky” drama racked up 57.7 billion minutes viewed across its 134-episode library, Nielsen reports in its 2023 wrap-up, easily topping the list of Top 10 overall programs.

Suits‘ one-year tally breaks a record held by The Office since 2020, when the NBC sitcom amassed 57.1 billion minutes viewed.

As far as original streaming programs, the series that landed in the No. 1 spot is one that never topped Nielsen’s weekly ranking in 2023, though it steadily hovered between No. 2 and No. 7 for at least 13 straight weeks upon the release of its third (and final?) season.

That most-streamed original program was… Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, which generated 16.9 billion minutes viewed across 34 episodes.

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Other fun facts via Nielsen’s 2023 ‘Streaming Unwrapped’ Report:

▶ We watched “21 million years” of streaming content in 2023. Which seems like a lot.

▶ Streaming volume in 2023 was up 21% vs. 2022.

▶ Acquired content dominated streaming viewership in 2023, claiming all spots on the Top 10 overall chart — but I don’t find that terribly interesting, seeing as acquired series tend to have way, way more episodes available for ongoing binges.

Moana was the most-streamed movie of 2023, with 11.6 billion viewing minutes (an all-time Nielsen high). The Disney+ ‘toon has been one of the top four movies in Nielsen’s annual streaming report since 2020.

Top 10 Overall Streaming Programs of 2023

Top 10 Overall Streaming Programs of 2023
Top 10 Overall Streaming Programs of 2023
  1. Suits (Netflix/Peacock) — 57.7 billion minutes viewed, 141 episodes

  2. Bluey (Disney+) — 43.9 billion minutes viewed, 154 episodes

  3. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+) — 39.4 billion minutes viewed, 443 episodes

  4. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix) — 38.6 billion minutes viewed, 421 episodes

  5. Cocomelon (Netflix) — 36.3 billion minutes viewed, (just!) 22 episodes

  6. The Big Bang Theory (Max) — 27.8 billion minutes viewed, 281 episodes

  7. Gilmore Girls (Netflix) — 25.2 billion minutes viewed, 153 episodes

  8. Friends (Max) — 25 billion minutes viewed, 243 episodes

  9. Heartland (Hulu/Netflix/Peacock) — 22.8 billion minutes viewed, 223 episodes

  10. Supernatural (Netflix) — 22.8 billion minutes viewed, 328 episodes

Top 10 Original Streaming Programs of 2023

Top 10 Original Streaming Programs of 2023
Top 10 Original Streaming Programs of 2023
  1. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) — 16.9 billion minutes viewed, 34 episodes

  2. The Night Agent (Netflix) — 14.4 billion minutes viewed, 10 episodes

  3. Ginny & Georgia (Netflix) — 13.8 billion minutes viewed, 20 episodes

  4. Virgin River (Netflix) — 13.7 billion minutes viewed, 54 episodes

  5. Love Is Blind (Netflix) — 13.1 billion minutes viewed, 70 episodes

  6. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Prime Video) — 12.8 billion minutes viewed, 30 episodes

  7. Gabby’s Dollhouse (Netflix) — 12.8 billion minutes viewed, 58 episodes

  8. The Mandalorian (Disney+) — 12.3 billion minutes viewed, 27 episodes

  9. Outer Banks (Netflix) — 12 billion minutes viewed, 30 episodes

  10. The Lincoln Lawyer (Netflix) — 11.8 billion minutes viewed, 20 episodes

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