Nielsen released a list of the most popular streaming shows of 2020 and some of them may surprise you. Netflix continues to dominate streaming.

When it comes to streaming, reruns tend to rule the roost. All 10 of the most popular acquired series (which means reruns) are on Netflix. Shows are ranked by the number of minutes streamed. A show like NCIS with nearly 20 years worth of programs has a distinct advantage in rankings over a relative newcomer like Schitt’s Creek.

Acquired Series

  1. The Office – Netflix
  2. Grey’s Anatomy – Netflix
  3. Criminal Minds – Netflix
  4. NCIS – Netflix
  5. Schitt’s Creek – Netflix
  6. Supernatural – Netflix
  7. Shameless – Netflix
  8. New Girl – Netflix
  9. The Blacklist – Netflix
  10. Vampire Diaries – Netflix

Netflix still rules when it comes to original series but Disney Plus’s extremely popular Star Wars Universe program The Mandalorian managed to sneak in at number five.

  1. Ozark – Netflix
  2. Lucifer – Netflix
  3. The Crown – Netflix
  4. Tiger King – Netflix
  5. The Mandalorian – Disney Plus
  6. The Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  7. The Great British Baking Show – Netflix
  8. Boss Baby: Back in Business – Netflix
  9. Longmire – Netflix
  10. You – Netflix

Disney Plus gives Netflix a run for the money when it comes to the most popular movies. But they have a huge library to draw from.

  1. Frozen II Disney – Plus
  2. Moana Disney – Plus
  3. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Netflix
  4. Onward Disney – Plus
  5. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Netflix
  6. Hamilton – Disney Plus
  7. Spenser Confidential – Netflix
  8. Aladdin (2019) – Disney Plus
  9. Toy Story 4 – Disney Plus
  10. Zootopia – Disney Plus