Suits Overtakes The Office as 2023’s Most Streamed Show in the US
Suits Breaks The Office’s Streaming Record
The Office’s long-held streaming record has been broken by Suits, a legal drama that became a surprise hit on Netflix in 2023.
Suits’ Netflix Renaissance
Suits originally aired on the USA Network from 2011 to 2019 and was added to Peacock in 2019. However, it wasn’t until Suits hit Netflix in June 2023 that it became a major streaming success.
Suits spent a record-breaking 12 consecutive weeks at the top of Nielsen’s top 10 overall charts and managed to garner a shocking 3 billion streaming minutes per week for seven consecutive weeks.
Old Shows Dominate Streaming
Other shows like NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, and Friends also ranked among the top 10 most-streamed shows in 2023, while the most-watched Streaming original was Ted Lasso, which only managed 16.9 billion minutes streamed.
Netflix Still Reigns Supreme
Despite the rise of other Streaming services, Netflix remains the top streaming platform in the US.
Netflix had seven titles in the overall top 10, seven in the original programme top 10, seven in the acquired programme top 10, and four in the movie top 10.
Streaming vs. Traditional TV
The rise of Streaming continues to impact traditional TV viewership, with streaming usage up 21% in 2023 compared to the previous year.
However, 80% of households with an internet connection still watched some form of linear programming in 2023, indicating that streaming and traditional TV can coexist.
The streaming landscape is constantly evolving, with new trends and surprises emerging all the time. Suits’ unexpected success on Netflix is a reminder that anything is possible in the world of streaming.
As streaming services continue to compete for viewers, it will be interesting to see what other shows and trends emerge in the coming years.