The top ten shows on Netflix and Hulu in August 2015: Jon Stewart has strong farewell

The end of the summer showed a large amount of streaming across Hulu and Netflix. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart topped the Hulu chart with his finale and BoJack Horseman, the Netflix original topped their list. Here are the charts and analysis from SimilarWeb.

Netflix Top 10 Shows for August 2015:

  • The top-ranked Netflix show in August was BoJack Horseman. The comedy’s second season managed to climb from fifth place last month to first place, accounting for 17.20% of the streaming network’s Top 10 show traffic.
  • Even though Season 7 of Parks and Recreation finished in February, the comedy jumped from 8th place last month to 2nd place in August.
  • Netflix subscribers appear to have binge-watched the premier season of the drug cartel drama Narcos. Even though it first aired on August 28th, it took 3rd place last month. It was clearly Netflix’s best new show for the month.
  • The Office continues to amaze its fan base two years after the NBC comedy show ended, taking 4th place.
  • The Netflix original dramedy Orange is the New Black dropped to 5th spot in August, taking 9.51% of all traffic for the Top 10 shows.
  • With a new season in August, Doctor Who secured a place on the Top 10 list last month, drawing an average of 7.26 million viewers per episode.
  • The timeless comedy Friends will probably never leave Netflix’s Top 10 list, falling from 2nd place last month to 7th in August.
  • The last season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia finished airing in March, and the sitcom remained popular with an 8th place spot last month.
  • Navy CIS fans are gearing up for the launch of Season 13 on September 22nd. Their look back at prior seasons probably propelled the show to 9th place this month.
  • Finally, the animated sitcom Futurama rounded out Netflix’s Top 10 list for August.

Hulu’s Top 10 Shows for August 2015:

  • On August 6, Jon Stewart hosted the Daily Show for the last time. The legendary TV Talk Show host inspired millions of fans in the worldwide, garnering first place on our Top 10 list of Hulu shows for August.
  • Bachelor in Paradise seems to have had a better effect upon the viewers than The Bachelorette. With 14.81% of the streaming network’s Top 10 traffic, the show took second place, and removed The Bachelorette from last month’s list of most-watched shows.
  • South Park’s fan base is warming up for the launch of Season 19 on September 16, helping push and the show to 3rd place last month.
  • Surprisingly, one of August’s biggest losers was Seinfeld. In July the comedy had 25.12% of the network’s Top 10 traffic, but it dropped to 4th place in August.
  • The new comedy Difficult People secured a safe spot in August’s Top 10 List, even though five of the show’s episodes have aired.
  • Tyra Banks and her fashionistas kicked off a new season of America’s Next Top Model in August, soaring to 6th place on the list.
  • Japanese anime series Naruto Shippuden continues its successful run eight years after it first aired. Five episodes aired in August, making it the 7th most popular show on Hulu.
  • Is MasterChef still fresh on viewers’ screens? In the middle of Season 6, Gordon Ramsay and his students fell to 8th place in August.
  • The second season of Ricky and Morty began, and the animated adult comedy series continues to captivate the fans, taking 9th place on this month’s Top 10 list.
  • Fans of “Family Guy” were eager for the new season in September, placing the show’s all-American dad, his baby boy, and dog in 10th place of Hulu’s most watched shows for August.

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