The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

This week's Top 10 includes a terrifying look at the archives, the return of a money-laundering family, and a long-standing kid favorite.

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right


Looking for the Top 10 TV Shows on Netflix now? Well, you're in the right place! Despite the streaming service launching the trending list earlier this year, which reveals what the Top 10 most popular TV shows are on a daily basis, it's not super easy to find that list on Netflix itself without digging into it a little bit. We're here to help streamline that process.

This week, Season 2 of The Witcher (which is definitely an improvement over the first) has been bumped down to the lower half of the Top 10, although chances are this is because we've got a few new seasons of TV that have debuted on the streamer, including the latest of Too Hot to Handle (which, I remain impressed by how many of us are transfixed by people trying to suppress their horny when money is on the line). Other holdovers from the previous week include new seasons of Cheer and Cobra Kai, the psychological limited series Stay Close, and kid-favorite Cocomelon, which, in the iconic words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, knows how to "stick around."

New debuts on the list this week also include the return of Ozark, whose fourth season will be broken up into two parts (this, alas, is only Part 1), true-crime series The Puppet Master, and the trippy thriller series Archive 81, based on a podcast of the same name and one that practically sets itself up for a second season if I'm being honest. That ending! I'm pretty much hooked as of now.

Stay tuned to see how the Top 10 changes on a weekly basis, but for now, here's the Top 10 as it currently stands today:

  • 10. Blippi's Adventures
  • 9. Cocomelon
  • 8. The Witcher
  • 7. Stay Close
  • 6. The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman
  • 5. Ozark
  • 4. Cobra Kai
  • 3. Cheer
  • 2. Too Hot to Handle
  • 1. Archive 81

Check out the Top 10 most popular TV shows on Netflix list below, along with a brief synopsis of just what the heck it is that everyone's watching. For a more curated and longer list, check out our Best TV Shows on Netflix article. And for the Top 10 Movies currently available, go ahead and click on that link.

10. Blippi's Adventures

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Blippi's Adventures

Fun and friendly Blippi takes preschoolers along on interactive and educational field trips, keeping them constantly curious about their world.Blippi will entice the young viewers and engage them in educational adventures to learn various things. The show is targeted towards viewers of age group, three to five years. The upcoming new Blippi adventures will guide the kids to explore the wondrous world, to help boost their cognitive skills and understanding.

9. Cocomelon

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now


Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds, and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!

Cocomelon specializes in 3D animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and their own original children's songs. As of July 2021, they are the most-viewed YouTube channel in the United States and second most-viewed channel in the world.
Original network: Netflix 

8. The Witcher

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

The Witcher

Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.

7. Stay Close

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Stay Close

With trademark thrills, gripping suspense and secrets of past crimes beginning to unravel, Stay Close questions how much you really know someone. Four people each conceal dark secrets from those closest to them; Megan (Jumbo) a working mother of three, Ray (Armitage), a once-promising documentary photographer, Broome (Nesbitt) a detective unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case, and Lorraine (Parish), an old friend of Megan's. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?

6. The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman

The jaw-dropping story of one of the world’s most audacious conmen. Over the course of a decade, Robert Freegard controlled, conned and fleeced at least seven women and one man, stealing close to a million pounds. His traumatised victims were led to believe they were accomplices in highly elaborate secret service operations and that their families were in grave danger if they did not obey. Freegard exploited, abused and controlled them with extreme cruelty, confident his victims were too paralysed by fear to escape. Now, in an incredible twist, the story reaches into the present day, with a family who fear for their mother’s safety.

5. Ozark

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now


Ozark is a thrilling drama set in the present-day and follows the Byrde family’s journey from their normal, suburban Chicago life to their dangerous criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, Missouri. The series explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.

4. Cobra Kai

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Cobra Kai

COBRA KAI takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament... and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve? Can Daniel and Johnny bury their decades-long hatchet to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai become the face of karate in the valley?

3. Cheer

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now


The Emmy-winning breakout sensation is back and the stakes have never been higher. As Season 2 opens and the buzz around their newfound stardom threatens to alter the dynamic of Navarro Cheer, the team finds no amount of press frenzy could compare to the challenges they must face when COVID-19 upends the 2020 cheer season and a serious criminal accusation is levied at one of their teammates. Against that dramatic backdrop, the 9-episode season expands to showcase Navarro’s fiercest rival: Trinity Valley Community College. As with the Navarro team, TVCC has a charismatic coach and breakout stars whose struggles, triumphs and stories extend far beyond the mat. As both teams push for the 2021 championship in Daytona, familiar faces take compelling detours and new contenders make a name for themselves.

2. Too Hot to Handle

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Too Hot to Handle

It's a new year, and it might be snowing outside, but the third season of TOO HOT TO HANDLE is back and steamier than ever. It's time to meet a brand new batch of horned-up hellraisers who have just arrived for what they think will be the sexiest vacation of their lives. But with Lana watching, will this wild cast be able to stick to the rules and abstain from any kind of sexual contact (or self-gratification) in order to form meaningful connections, and keep that prize money as high as their sex drives? The pressure's on, because this season, the stakes are even greater... with the biggest prize fund on offer, ever.

1. Archive 81

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

Archive 81

Archive 81 follows archivist Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie), who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Reconstructing the work of a documentary filmmaker named Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi), he is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult at the Visser apartment building. As the season unfolds across these two timelines, Dan slowly finds himself obsessed with uncovering what happened to Melody. When the two characters form a mysterious connection, Dan becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.