We’re just about halfway through 2021 at this point—176 days into the year, to be exact. And on each one of those days, Netflix has updated its Top 10 list that tracks its most popular TV programs. Ginny & Georgia, Bridgerton, Who Killed Sara?, iCarly. All of these shows have been staples on the daily lists throughout the year.
To get specific: Ginny & Georgia has appeared on the Top 10 list on 38.6% of those days. Then we’ve got a 36.9% appearance rate for Bridgerton, 33.5% for iCarly, and 31.3% for Who Killed Sara? Which is all very, very impressive!
But you know what’s more impressive? An appearance rate of 97.7%.
Which…isn’t possible. Right?
Except it is. And CoComelon has pulled it off.
In fact, yesterday marked a brand new record set by the children’s program. Between January 27, 2020, and June 24, 2020, CoComelon was a member of the Top 10 charts. That’s a new record streak of 149 consecutive days (and today, it’s up to 150 days).
And guess which show previously held that record? Yup: CoComelon. Between August 28, 2020, and January 22, 2021, the educational program was an unshakeable part of the daily popularity charts on Netflix.
That initial streak allowed CoComelon to undisputedly become the #1 TV show on Netflix in 2020 (you can read more about the Netflix ranking system here). While monster programs like The Office pulled in 453 points and The Queen’s Gambit racked up 581 points, CoComelon sat miles ahead of the competition at the end of 2020 with 741 points. The show’s consistency has been key to its success.
And in 2021 the program is topping itself. CoComelon’s 741 points in 2020 came from 127 appearances on the Top 10—that’s an average of 5.83 points per day. But the show has already racked up a much higher score in 2021 with 1,041 points over the course of 150 days—an average of 6.94 points per day. Holy cow.
Combined, that brings CoComelon’s all-time score to 1,782 points—which is easily the best ever. In fact, here’s a quick breakdown of the 25 most popular movies on Netflix since the inception of the Top 10 list in February 2020:
- CoComelon – 1,782 points
- The Queen’s Gambit – 621 points
- Bridgerton – 508 points
- Ginny & Georgia – 465 points
- Cobra Kai – 456 points
- The Office – 453 points
- Who Killed Sara? – 390 points
- Tiger King – 387 points
- Ozark – 377 points
- Lucifer – 366 points
- iCarly – 359 points
- Outer Banks – 356 points
- Avatar: The Last Airbender – 339 points
- The Umbrella Academy – 320 points
- Unsolved Mysteries – 299 points
- Love is Blind – 299 points
- Virgin River – 269 points
- All American – 266 points
- The Crown – 264 points
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – 261 points
- Schitt’s Creek – 256 points
- Space Force – 248 points
- The Haunting of Bly Manor – 241 points
- Firefly Lane – 238 points
- 13 Reasons Why – 233 points
That’s pretty crazy. CoComelon’s 1,782 points nearly triples the second place show, The Queen’s Gambit, and comes close to quintupling giant hits like Tiger King, Ozark and Lucifer.
CoComelon’s 150-day streak also nearly doubles The Queen’s Gambit’s best streak of 78 days, and far eclipses the 61-day streaks seen by both Bridgerton and Avatar: The Last Airbender. The children program’s total of 298 Top 10 appearances is also easily the best, and is only neared by The Office with 182 showings.
So when will this end? Given the success that family-friendly material has seen on Netflix: probably never. There hasn’t ever been a hit like CoComelon on the world’s most popular streaming service, so it doesn’t seem like the reign will end anytime soon.