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    The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from ‘Survivor’ to ‘The Crown’

    The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from ‘Survivor’ to ‘The Crown’

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    “The Crown”
    Netflix
    • “The Queen’s Gambit” was the top Netflix series for a month, but “The Crown” has finally topped it.
    • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
    • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on Netflix.
    • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

    “The Queen’s Gambit” was the most popular Netflix series for a month and the company said this week that it was its biggest limited series yet. But the hit show has finally been topped by “The Crown” as Netflix’s current most popular show this week. 

    Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies and TV shows in February (it counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a title).

    Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Business Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on Netflix’s daily lists that week.

    Below are Netflix’s 9 most popular TV shows of the week in the US:

    9. “Forged in Fire” (History, 2015-present)

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    History

    Description: “Bladesmiths vie for a cash prize by forging the best metal weapons from the pages of history in this competition series featuring expert judges.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

    What critics said: N/A

    8. “We Are the Champions” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

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    Netflix

    Description: “Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 80%

    What critics said: “Fortunately, there’s enough warmth and empathy in ‘We Are the Champions’ to keep the final product a well-intentioned look at what powers some of the odder corners of human achievement.” — Indiewire (season one)

    7. “The Office” (NBC, 2005-2013)

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    NBC

    Description: “This hit comedy chronicles the foibles of disgruntled office workers — led by deluded boss Michael Scott — at the Dunder Mifflin paper company.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

    What critics said: “The Office has seemed lost, particularly by devoting substantial time to world-building Dwight’s beet farm, a remnant of a failed spin-off effort.” — NPR (season 9)

    6. “The Great British Baking Show” (Netflix, 2010-present)

    The Great British Baking Show

    BBC/Netflix

    Description: “A talented batch of amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, whipping up their best dishes in the hopes of being named the U.K.’s best.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%

    What critics said: “Matt Lucas took lemons and made lemonade by kicking off the show in a tousled blond wig doing a spoof of a bumbling, blustering Mr Johnson while Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood stood behind podiums like Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.” — Times (season 11)

    5. “Survivor” (CBS, 2000-present)

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    Description: “In this long-running reality competition series, players battle the elements and each other as they vie for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.”

    Rotten To matoes critic score: N/A

    What critics said: N/A

    4. “Cocomelon” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

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    Netflix

    Description:  “Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

    What critics said: N/A

    3. “Boss Baby: Back in Business” (Netflix original, 2018-present)

    boss baby netflix

    Netflix

    Description: “The Boss Baby brings his big brother Tim to the office to teach him the art of business in this animated series sprung from the hit film.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

    What critics said: N/A

    2. “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix original, 2020)

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    Netflix

    Description: “In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100%

    What critics said: “Unlike chess, The Queen’s Gambit is slightly less than the sum of its parts, but you will have a great deal of fun watching them at work.” — Guardian

    1. “The Crown” (Netflix original, 2016-present)

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    “The Crown”
    Netflix

    Description: “This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

    Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

    What critics said: “This new set of episodes continues to give us both the long run and the short, the epic and the specific, as it goes from strength to strength.” — Boston Globe (season four)

    Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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