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 October 19th -25th, 2020. (The following numbers are all estimates based only within India).
1) Mirzapur 2 – Amazon Prime Video
Views (Million): 8.6
Despite releasing only 3 days ago, as expected Mirzapur 2 jumps straight to the top spot this week. Amazon Prime Video’s flagship drama starring Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Divyenndu, Pankalj Tripathi and Ali Fazal sees our favourite gangsters back to get their revenge on.
2) Scam 1992 : The Harshad Mehta Story – SonyLIV
Views (Million): 4
SonyLIV’s 10-episode series from director Hansal Mehta continues it’s run in the top 5 this week. The Harshad Mehta Story is set in 80s and 90s Bombay and follows the true story of famed stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights. Th 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) Gandii Baat 5 – ALTBalaji/Zee5
Views (Million): 1.6
The fifth season of ALTBalaji’s much-discussed sex anthology, which began in 2018, returns with four new episodes. Gandii Baat has always garnered a significant audience due to its unapologetic ‘sex appeal’ and to see it here is no real surprise.
4) Poison 2 – ZEE5
Views (Million): 1.2
Aftab Shivdasani makes his streaming debut as the lead of the second season 2 of the ZEE5 thriller alongside Raai Laxmi, Pooja Chopra, Rahul Dev and Taher Shabbir.
5) Ginny Weds Sunny – Netflix
Views (Million): 1.1
The upbeat wedding rom com starring Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam enters this week’s top 5 despite releasing at the start of the month.