Netflix Plans to Test a Top 10 List for Streaming Customers in the UK. So you can see which shows and movies are currently the most popular. The Top 10 are updated weekly and each genre / category gets its own list.
"For those who want to see what others see, this can make it even easier to select titles," Chairman Reed Hastings wrote in this letter to investors. "After a few months, we'll decide whether to end or extend the test." The test will begin later this quarter.
The move is a small but noteworthy move for Netflix, who has always been critical of viewer data and reluctant to share solid streaming metrics. This is still true: you can not see how many people have recently viewed a particular article, but a top 1
Word of mouth is very effective to alert you to the biggest thing about Netflix, but it's fascinating to see what the list fills and the balance between licensed content and Netflix Originals.