Streaming has changed the way people watch their favorite shows and movies. Before the advent of streaming, avid audiences needed to anticipate their faves to be shown in the cinema or, if they missed it, would have to buy or rent the CD version of those shows. Things are pretty different nowadays. With streaming, they can watch their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, even while away from the TV. They can watch them at their own pace since they can play and pause these shows.
If you are a frequent streamer – perhaps on Netflix, Disney+, or Hulu – we strongly advise you to read this piece, where we will present the most recent streamed shows. You can use this information to compare your tastes or get an idea of what you should binge-watch next. We will also reveal the top trends in streaming coming to you this New Year, 2023. And if you want to know which shows and films were watched the most in 2022, you can tap that link we just provided. Let’s get to it.
Top 10 Most Streamed Shows Of The Week
2022 has been a phenomenal year in the world of streaming. Since more people are staying at home because of the pandemic, the number of viewers who choose to stream than go for the traditional way of viewing has drastically increased. Here are the top movies and TV shows from the previous few days on Netflix and the rest of the major streaming platforms.
1. ‘Wednesday’ (Netflix)
The number one spot went to “Wednesday,” the newest spinoff to Tim Burton’s “The Addams Family.” This show, which features actress Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, raked 341.2 million hours viewed during its first week, replacing “Stranger Things” Season 4 on the top spot.
Sarcastic, witty, and a “little dead” inside, “Wednesday” is a coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror TV series. It tells the story of Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family” as she investigates a murder spree while befriending (and some, making them foes) new people at Nevermore Academy. Want to find out about the rest of the most streamed shows on the list? Read on.
2. ‘Spirited’ (Apple TV+)
Ever recalled that time when Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s TikTok, where they were singing the Grace Kelly challenge, went viral the previous year? They were shooting a musical during that time, which is today’s “Spirited.” “Spirited” is like “Scrooged” but with a twist. The miserable miser, which Ryan Reynolds portrays, turns the table on the ghosts.
3. ‘Planes, Trains And Automobiles’ (fuboTV, Paramount+, AMC, and Philo)
Coming in at the number three spot for the most streamed shows of the week is “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.”
It is actually a movie, a 1987 comedy film that tells the story of Neal, a high-strung marketing executive, and a kindhearted yet annoying shower curtain ring salesman named Del, who become travel buddies when their flight is diverted. Despite their differences, they share a three-day odyssey filled with misadventures in an attempt to bring Neal home to Chicago in time for the Thanksgiving dinner with his family.
4. ‘1899’ (Netflix)
Netflix did fantastically well with the German thriller series “Dark,” so it has to be a no-brainer to present “1899” to the streamer. The show by the same creators features some seriously dark evil on the sea. This plot has made a lot of people watch it.
5. ‘The White Lotus’ (HBO Max)
“The White Lotus” is a comedy-drama anthology series that tells about the employees and guests of White Lotus. In this fictional resort chain, the guests’ stay becomes affected by their different dysfunctions. It currently has two seasons, with the first set in Hawaii and the second in Sicily.
6. ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ (Showtime and fuboTV)
If you think “Doctor Strange” is this year’s best multiverse movie, think again because there is also “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Here, “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh stuns as a woman running a laundry and just wishes to fix her problems, but there are big issues that would come her way – from various universes.
7. ‘Andor’ (Disney+)
On the seventh spot is “Andor,” also known as “Star Wars: Andor.” This series follows the story of Cassian Andor, a thief-turned-Rebel spy, during the five years leading to the events of the two
“Star Wars” movies, “Rogue One,” and the original film.
8. ‘Smile’ (Epix and Paramount+)
As you may have noticed, horror-themed shows are making it to this top list, including “Smile.” It is about a supernatural terminal disease that afflicts person to person each time the most recent victim smiles. If that brought chills to your spine, you should watch this.
9. ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’ (HBO Max)
On the ninth spot is “A Christmas Story Christmas.” This show follows the now-adult Ralphie as he returns to the house along Cleveland Street to give his children that magical Christmas similar to the one he had when he was still a child, reconnecting with friends from his childhood and reconciling the demise of his Old Man.
10. ‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special’ (Disney+)
We know what you are thinking. With so many great shows streaming today, it seems that all of them should be on this list, but the other most streamed show recently is “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.”
This television film bridges the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” launching in 2023. The story is terrific, with a Christmas twist. You should watch this to find out.
Streaming Trends In 2023
Now that you have known the most steamed shows for the week let us find out the streaming trends coming to you this 2023.
Consistent Growth Of OTT Space
Today, viewers are content with the services that renowned OTT spaces provide. Thus, these viewers also understand there is more in store for them, a reason why popular OTT players are leaving no empty spaces as they offer exceptional services to these audiences. It has been said within a few years from now, the OTT market could be worth double what it is right now.
The Rise Of CTV
CTV means connected TV. As more individuals work from home, they spend more of their time on their laptops or mobile, including for their recreational activities. In these times, accessing video content on another reliable and convenient platform, like the CTV, would be fantastic.
User Experience As The Number One Priority
In its simplest of terms, user experience refers to making OTT platforms easy for users. From navigation to looking for content to recommendations, more users will prefer platforms that can make watching content easier for them.
Increase In Content Fragmentation
Do you know the number one way to acquire better revenue for any business? This is to align its services better for its target audience, and content fragmentation has become a famous way to achieve this.
Other streaming trends in 2023 include the continuous rise of music streaming and the increase in video streaming for businesses.
There you have it, the most streamed shows recently and the top streaming trends coming to you in 2023. We hope those details have inspired you just to keep streaming because more surprises are about to unfold in the world of streaming in the coming weeks, months, and years.