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The top 10 shows on Hulu and Netflix in August 2016


By Natan Edelsburg | SVP

August 30, 2016 | 4 min read

Stranger Things continues to dominate on Netflix while South Park is in the lead on Hulu. The Get Down is starting to rise up on Netflix showing it's growth in popularity. Here are the full charts and insights from SimilarWeb.

Stranger Things on Netflix

Stranger Things on Netflix


  • Stranger Things is only eight episodes long but that hasn’t stopped it from being the top show on Netflix for the second month in a row. With nearly 60% of the top traffic share, Stranger Things beat its nearest competition, BoJack Horseman, by an amazing 47%.
  • Last month, Orange is the New Black ranked second overall, but this month it has fallen down to fourth, and was beaten by The Get Down, a musical drama set in the late 1970s.
  • Like OITNB, Gilmore Girls has fallen slightly since last month and now ranks as the sixth most popular show among Netflix users.
  • The bottom of the Netflix list is full of laughs and heavily dominated by comedies including Family Guy at 5th, Friends at 7th, How I Met Your Mother at 8th, and The Office in 10th.


  • Despite not airing a new episode since December 9, 2015, South Park remains the favorite show of HULU viewers, coming in first place for yet another month.
  • After South Park, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah holds onto second place, narrowly beating out Naruto Shippuden, the anime which rose from fifth in July to third in August.
  • Two other animated shows, Rick and Morty, and Family Guy, performed well. Overall, four of the top five shows are animated.
  • Of the bottom five on the list, four out of five are reality shows, with Seinfeld at ninth being the lone exception. It would seem HULU users have a strong preference towards animated shows and reality-contest type TV shows.

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