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, however, has been 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 15th to May 21st, 2023. The numbers are estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming releases from the South.
Views (million): 6.5
A cop investigates as several women are found dead in public bathrooms, pointing to the work of a serial killer. The series stars Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah.
Views (million): 3.5
Four women run a cooperative trading in everything from jari-booti balms to textiles. But the cottage business is a front for South Asia’s biggest drug cartel. Directed by Homi Adajania, the show stars Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Angira Dhar, and Isha Talwar.
Views (million): 3.1
Fifteen years after he was exiled, the emperor Salim is on a quest to avenge his lost love in the second season of this period drama set during the Mughal rule.
Views (million): 1.9
Set in 1998 UP, the show follows the head of a Special Task Force (Randeep Hooda) attempting to eliminate a weapons cartel.
Views (million): 1.6
Two missing jackfruits. A reward of 10,000 Rs. The film stars Sanya Malhotra and Vijay Raaz.