Streaming platforms are notorious for their lack of transparency, allowing them to quote numbers that are tough to verify. Ormax Media, a media consulting firm, has began tracking viewership figures of the top releases across major platforms.
Here’s a list of the most-viewed shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming releases from the South.
1. Atrangi Re – Disney+ Hotstar
Views (million): 4.2
Starring Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan, and Akshay Kumar this love triangle, of sorts, is written by Himanshu Sharma and directed by Anand L Rai. The music is scored by AR Rahman, and penned by Irshad Kamil.
2. Campus Diaries – MX Player
Views (million): 3.0
The coming-of-age college drama series, created by Prem Mistry and Abhishek Yadav, stars Harsh Beniwal, Ritvik Sahore, Srishti Rindani and Saloni Khanna.
3. Waah Zindagi – ZEE5
Views (million): 1.8
Starring Vijay Raaz, Naveen Kasturia and Plabita Borthakur, the film follows a farmer’s son who attempts to become an entrepreneur in the hope of impressing his childhood sweetheart.
4. Murder At Teesri Manzil 302 – Zee5
Views (million): 1.5
Made in 2007 and released for the first time on ZEE5, Navneet Baj Saini’s crime thriller stars the late Irrfan as a tour guide who finds himself embroiled in a kidnapping.
5. Cubicles S2 – Sony LIV
Views (million): 1.2
The show, created by Amit Golani, follows the employees of a tech company in Pune as they deal with Monday blues, the anxiety induced by appraisals and quarter-life crises.