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 August 28th to September 3rd, 2023. The numbers are estimates based only within India. This list does not include any streaming releases from the South.
Views (million): 5.7
The second installment of the Scam franchise, which began with Scam 1992, is inspired by Sanjay Singh's book Telgi Scam: Reporter's ki Diary, chronicling the India stamp paper counterfeiting scam committed by Abdul Karim Telgi.
Views (million): 4.2
Based on the Shirish Thorat's book A Ticket to Syria, the series follows an attempt to extract a young girl held captive in war-torn Syria. It stars Anupam Kher and Mohit Rana.
Views (million): 4.0
The show starring Tamannaah Bhatia fictionalises the case of the Burari deaths, in which a family of 11 were found dead in their home.
Views (million): 3.6
The successful supernatural-romance-thriller-drama returns for a fourth season.
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Views (million): 3.4
Sushmita Sen plays transgender activist Gauri Sawant in this series based on real events.