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 August 30th, 2021 – September 5th, 2021. The numbers are all estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming released from the South.
Views (million): 3.9
This Indian historical fiction period drama series, created by Nikkhil Advani and directed by Mitakshara Kumar, is based on the novel series Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford. The first season follows the rise and fall of Babur played by Kunal Kapoor.
Views (million): 3.0
A biographical account of Sai Baba of Shirdi, the Sufi saint, this show follows his journey from being an adopted child to the fakir who grants miracles against the backdrop of the British empire.
Views (million): 2.4
Sidharth Malhotra portrays the life of the late Indian army captain Vikram Batra, awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest award for valour for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War.
Views (million): 2.2
Bigg Boss OTT, also known as Bigg Boss: Over-The-Top, is the first season of the Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss to be made for and aired on a streaming platform exclusively. Karan Johar is the host.
Views (million): 2.0
The second season of Engineering Girls follows Maggu, Subu, and Kiara as they grapple with their final year of college, with their careers, placements, and jobs ahead of them. The first season can be watched on The Timeliners, a millennial focused lifestyle channel on YouTube.