In terms of what everyone around the world is bingeing on Netflix this week, based on the streamer’s just-updated weekly Top 10 list, the immediate highlight that jumps out at you from the latest data involves the fan-favorite show that’s at #1 this week.
Ginny & Georgia’s newly-released second season racked up just shy of 200 million hours viewed around the world last week, meaning across Netflix’s entire global user base. This week, the show pulled in enough viewership once again to remain at #1 — racking up a little more than 87 million hours viewed. What’s more, this has proven to be such a hit franchise for the streaming giant that the release of Season 2 has also pulled Ginny & Georgia Season 1 back into the global Top 10. All the way up to #4 in the world this week, as a matter of fact.
Netflix Top 10 (January 16-January 22)
Starting with Ginny & Georgia Season 2, here are the top 10 Netflix shows in the world at the moment:
- Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 — 87.4 million hours viewed
- Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2 — 55.5 million hours viewed
- Wednesday: Season 1 — 45.7 million hours viewed
- Ginny & Georgia: Season 1 — 43.2 million hours viewed
- That 90s Show: Season 1 — 41 million hours viewed
- Vikings: Valhalla: Season 1 — 25.3 million hours viewed
- Kaleidoscope — 22.9 million hours viewed
- Emily in Paris: Season 3 — 15.5 million hours viewed
- New Amsterdam: Season 1 — 14.6 million hours viewed
- The Walking Dead: Season 11 — 11.8 million hours viewed
These figures are drawn from Netflix’s latest weekly Top 10 data just released on Tuesday, which shows that fans around the world also helped Ginny & Georgia’s first season earn a little more than 43 million hours viewed this week in tandem with keeping the new season on top.
#1 on Netflix this week: Ginny & Georgia Season 2
Netflix’s latest TV-focused Top 10 list, by the way, is one of four global charts that the streamer updates each week. And as for the #1 show in the world right now, there’s some important additional context to be aware of:
For one thing, the Ginny & Georgia series is currently a Top 10 Netflix show in a whopping 85 countries. As of the time of this writing, the show’s Rotten Tomatoes performance also includes a 77% audience score and a 64% critics’ score.
“How do you live with the knowledge that your mother is a murderer?” reads Netflix’s synopsis for the 10-episode Season 2. “That’s what Ginny is going to have to figure out.
“Burdened with the new understanding that Kenny — her step-dad — didn’t die of natural causes, now Ginny must deal with the fact that Georgia not only killed, she killed to protect Ginny. Georgia on the other hand would much prefer that the past be left in the past, after all, she’s got a wedding to plan! But the funny thing about Georgia’s past is that it never stays buried for long.”
Ginny & Georgia — which stars Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey in the title roles, respectively — debuted on Netflix back in February of 2021. To get a sense of just how big this show has always been for the streaming giant, more than 52 million households watched Season 1 during its first 28 days of availability. That figure, of course, is much larger now, no doubt to the satisfaction of series creator Sarah Lampert.
#2 on Netflix this week: Vikings: Valhalla Season 2
As for what other shows are currently trending on the streamer, this week marks the second week in a row that the streamer’s continuation of The History Channel’s Vikings franchise has beaten out other new Netflix releases to dominate the global Top 10 list.
Vikings: Valhalla’s second season is currently a Top 10 Netflix show in 81 countries. Accordingly, the show currently enjoys a perfect 100% critics’ score and a 65% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
During its first week of streaming availability for Season 1, this series that chronicles the exploits of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived racked up 113.3 million hours viewed worldwide, climbing into the Netflix Top 10 in 90 countries. In just its first two days alone, Vikings: Valhalla garnered 80.5 million hours of viewing time, bringing its nine-day viewership to an impressive 194 million hours watched worldwide.
This Netflix series from creator and showrunner Jeb Stuart, in other words, knocked it out of the park during its first season and tapped into a hunger for more stories connected to the fan-favorite series.
“Reveling in the glory of straightforward adventure storytelling,” reads the Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus summary, “Valhalla is a bloody good dramatization of Leif Eriksson’s conquests.