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Revealing the Winners of Netflix's Top 10 Charts Competition

Explore the winners of a recent competition analyzing the most common attributes of popular Netflix content.
May 2023  · 4 min read

Netflix's Top 10 charts provide valuable insights into what the world is watching. With millions of viewers around the globe, understanding the key factors that contribute to the success of these chart-toppers is crucial for creating future hits. Recently, a competition was held to explore the dataset and identify the most common attributes of popular Netflix content. Participants were tasked with analyzing and visualizing the data using Python and Jupyter Notebooks. In this blog post, we will unveil the winners of this competition and delve into their remarkable findings. Find more live competitions

The third-place winner, Dhifallh Alayadi's analysis of the TV series category uncovered fascinating insights into the popularity of specific shows across various countries. "Pablo Escobar, el patrón del mal" emerged as the chart-topper, appearing in an astonishing 13 different countries' top 10 charts. Its reign lasted an impressive 60 weeks in Bolivia and an astounding 75 weeks in Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. "Pasión de Gavilanes" secured the second position, making appearances in 12 countries and maintaining its popularity for 60 weeks in Paraguay, as well as an impressive 75 weeks in Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. "Yo soy Betty, la fea" secured the third spot, while "Money Heist" and "Café con aroma de mujer" shared the fourth spot with two countries each. Dhifallh Alayadi's findings shed light on the global appeal of popular TV shows and their varying popularity across different countries. Content creators can leverage these insights to tailor their content to better suit the preferences of viewers worldwide. Find Dhifallh Alayadi's analysis in this Workspace publication.

2nd Place: The Relationship Between Ratings and Popularity

Second-place winner David Asogwa's research focused on the popularity of TV series across different countries. His findings revealed that certain shows have enjoyed an extraordinary run in specific regions, while others failed to make a significant impact. Topping the charts in multiple countries was "Pablo Escobar, el patrón del mal." This gripping series held its position for an impressive number of weeks in countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. David Asogwa's analysis also showed the strong correlation between captivating storylines and excellent production quality with the long-lasting popularity of shows like "Pasión de Gavilanes" and "Yo soy Betty, la fea" in various regions. Find David Asogwa's analysis in this Workspace publication.

1st Place: The Most Common Genres in the Top 10 Charts

The first-place winner, Nri-Ezedi, took a deep dive into the data and discovered fascinating insights. It was revealed that TV shows dominate the top 10 charts on Netflix, with 30% of the most popular shows in the first 28 days being non-English TV series. One standout show that stole the spotlight is "Squid Game: Season 1." This non-English sensation has taken the world by storm, accumulating an impressive number of weekly hours viewed and cumulative weeks on top. Nri-Ezedi's analysis showcases the power of well-developed characters and captivating storylines that captivate viewers worldwide. Find Nri-Ezedi's analysis in this Workspace publication.

These competition results open up new avenues for content creators to better understand global trends, connect with others and put their skills into practice with real-world examples. Try a previous competition, and see how you would approach a particular problem - then see how the winners tackled it to learn from their approach.


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