Here’s how many people watched 13 recent Netflix original shows, based on tracking data

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Netflix is notoriously secretive about its data, especially when it comes to how many people are watching its shows.

Earlier this year, NBC kicked off a firestorm when its head of research claimed that a startup called SymphonyAM had uncovered the secret of how many people were actually watching Netflix. Netflix fired back, calling the data “remarkably inaccurate” and taking shots at NBC’s own low ratings.

But since then, SymphonyAM has continued to track Netflix shows – for a full explanation of how, see our interview with its CEO. And it now has enough data to give a good comparison of a slate of Netflix releases for one “season.” In data provided to Business Insider, SymphonyAM observed the period from September 21 to May 2, and estimated how many 18-year-and-over adults watched new Netflix originals within 35 days of their release – “live + 35.”

There were a few surprises in the data, notably that “Fuller House” completely smashed the competition.

Here are 13 Netflix originals released during that period, and how many millions watched them:


No. 13: ‘Hemlock Grove’ — 1.55 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 1.55 million

Live + 35 rating: 0.66

Average critic score: 41/100

Netflix description: A quaint town links a mangled corpse to a dark outsider with a carnivorous secret. But monsters come in many forms.


No. 12: ‘W/ Bob and David’ — 1.98 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 1.98 million

Live + 35 rating: 0.83

Average critic score: 76/100

Netflix description: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross harness the powers of time, space and the digital age to spread the joy of sketch comedy.


No. 11: ‘Flaked’ — 2.07 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 2.07 million

Live + 35 rating: 0.87

Average critic score: 43/100

Netflix description: In his funky California beach enclave, Chip’s the go-to guy for personal insights. But he isn’t quite as enlightened when it comes to his own baggage.


No. 10: ‘Love’ — 4.09 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 4.09 million

Live + 35 rating: 1.72

Average critic score: 72/100

Netflix description: It’s awkward. It’s impossible. It’s infuriating. And it may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.


No. 9: ‘Master of None’ — 5.85 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 5.85 million

Live + 35 rating: 2.47

Average critic score: 91/100

Netflix description:Dating, career, finding a great taco – it’s all hard. But becoming a mature adult is a whole other degree of difficulty.


No. 8: ‘F Is for Family’ — 7 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 7 million

Live + 35 rating: 2.96

Average critic score: 75/100

Netflix description: Dad’s a powder keg. Mom’s a basket case. And their three little angels are becoming master con artists. Welcome to 1973.


No. 7: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ — 8.4 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 8.4 million

Live + 35 rating: 3.56

Average critic score: 80/100

Netflix description:What’s a Midwest girl to do after she’s spent the last 15 years trapped underground? Move to New York City, of course.


No. 6: ‘House of Cards’ — 9.05 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 9.05 million

Live + 35 rating: 3.82

Average critic score: 77/100

Netflix description: Is it true that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Congressman Frank Underwood absolutely intends to find out.


No. 5: ‘Jessica Jones’ — 9.3 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 9.3 million

Live + 35 rating: 3.92

Average critic score: 81/100

Netflix description: She’s a gifted PI hiding a past that’s left her broken but still fighting. Revenge may be sweet, but she isn’t.


No. 4: ‘The Ranch’ — 9.54 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 9.54 million

Live + 35 rating: 4.02

Average critic score: 56/100

Netflix description: Being a pro athlete didn’t pan out for Colt. Now he’s helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.


No. 3: ‘Daredevil’ — 11.65 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 11.65 million

Live + 35 rating: 4.91

Average critic score: 71.5/100

Netflix description: A boyhood accident blinded him. But now he can “see” even better. And he doesn’t like what’s going on in Hell’s Kitchen.


No. 2: ‘Making a Murderer’ — 19.35 million

Live + 35 viewership: 19.35 million

Live + 35 rating: 8.17

Average critic score: 84/100

Netflix description: He served 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s on the line again, and some want to see him put away for good.


No. 1: ‘Fuller House’ — 21.51 million

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Live + 35 viewership: 21.51 million

Live + 35 rating: 9.07

Average critic score: 35/100

Netflix description: The Tanner family’s adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her three boys.