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 May 3rd, 2021 – May 9th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming released from the South.
Views (million): 6.8
Based on the BBC One series Doctor Foster, this web show set in Coonoor, tackles infidelity and insecurity with dark, delicious takes. Since this is the second season, the stakes are upped. The show stars Rasika Dugal and Purab Kohli.
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Views (million): 3.4
The concept of Amazon Prime Video's new comedy reality show, LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse, is simple. Ten contestants, made up of stand-up comics, comedic actors and content creators are stuck in a house together for 6 hours. The task? They have to make each other laugh but they can't laugh themselves. Last person standing gets Rs 25 lakh. Actors Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani are the judges.
Views (million): 2.4
A Kunal Kohli regurgitation of the Indian epic Ramayana, this is a close-to-the-text rendering of the events in the life of Rama, his wife Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and his enemy, the ten-headed Ravana
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Views (million): 0.7
Based on Novoneel Chakraborty's books, this is the regular fare of cult groups, murder, affairs and an intrigue angle for good measure.
Views (million): 0.6
Harshad Mehta's dramatized fictionalized biopic, produced as a web-show last year in Scam 1992, is now made into a movie starring Abhishek Bachchan, following the real events of the financial market frauds that took place in the 1990s.