This Middling Adam Sandler Comedy Is Netflix’s Most-Watched Release of 2019
It beat out "Stranger Things" and "The Irishman"
Uncut Gems is garnering critical acclaim, but a lot of Adam Sandler fans apparently prefer his, uh, lighter fare. Which explains how the comic’s flick Murder Mystery (currently 45% on Rotten Tomatoes) was Netflix’s most popular release of 2019.
Admittedly, the methodology for determining the streaming service’s most-watched programming was odd. According to CNN, the list was based on the number of subscribers who watched at least two minutes of a series, movie or special during its first 28 days. “We used this metric because this is a ranking, so we’re looking for relativity rather than finite numbers,” a Netflix spokesperson told CNN Business.
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The full list is below. The most impressive entry might be The Witcher, a fantasy series starring Henry Cavill that only debuted on Netflix on December 20th but is already the most in-demand TV show in the world.
- Murder Mystery
- Stranger Things 3
- 6 Underground
- The Incredibles 2
- The Irishman
- The Witcher
- Triple Frontier
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
- The Umbrella Academy
- The Highwaymen
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