At a time when it feels more challenging than ever before to keep track of every release within the ever-growing Indian streaming space, the bigger challenge still is finding out which releases are attracting the largest audiences. Streaming platforms are notorious for their lack of transparency, allowing them to quote numbers that are tough to verify. Enter media consulting firm Ormax Media which has began tracking viewership figures of the top releases across major platforms.
From brand new releases to older ones that are still going strong, here’s a list of the most-viewed shows and movies from the Indian streaming space during the week of November 2nd, 2020 – November 8th, 2020.
(The following numbers are all estimates based only within India).
1) Mirzapur 2 – Amazon Prime
Views (Million): 3.6
Amazon Prime Video’s flagship drama starring Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Divyenndu, Pankalj Tripathi and Ali Fazal, continues its reign at the top spot for the third week running with more than 3 million views this week.
2) Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story – Sony LIV
Views (Million): 1.9
SonyLIV’s 10-episode series from director Hansal Mehta continues its run in the top 5 this week, showing no slides of slowing down. Set in 80s and 90s Bombay it follows the true story of infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights. The series examines his rags to riches rise to power and subsequent catastrophic downfall. The series stars Pratik Gandhi in the lead role with Shreya Dhanwanthary playing Sucheta Dalal, the journalist who first broke the scam.
3) Please Find Attached Season 2 – YouTube
Views (Million): 1.7
The second season of Dice Media’s (creators of shows such as Little Things and What The Folks) popular show starring Ayush Mehra and Barkha Singh enters the top 5 this week. The series follows a couple who live together and work together, and all the complications that come with that.
4) Aashram – MX Player
Views (Million): 1.6
Despite releasing at the end of August, MX Player’s Bobby Deol-starrer from director Prakash Jha is still going strong. The social drama sees Deol play a God man within a wider cast which includes Chandan Roy Sanyal and Anupriya Goenka. You can expect these numbers to jump up even further with the second season dropping on November 11.
5) The Mandalorian – Disney+ Hotstar
Views (Million): 1.3
The first instance of a Non-Indian show making this list in the last month is unsurprisingly the new season of Disney+’s flagship series, The Mandalorian clocking in 1.3 million views. The second season of Star Wars spin-off will continue to drop new episodes every week.