- With shows like "Stranger Things" releasing new seasons these past few months, 2019 has been a big year for Netflix.
- Insider worked with TV and movie tracking tool, TV Time, to discover which shows people most watched on the streaming service.
- Series like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Mindhunter" premiered much-anticipated new seasons this year.
- And shows like "You" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" were big hits with viewers, too.
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2019 saw the release of numerous much-anticipated shows on, including new seasons of hits like "Stranger Things" and "Orange Is the New Black."
While other major shows like "Queer Eye" also released new seasons this year, lesser-known series like "You" and "Dead to Me" were also big hits with Netflix viewers this year.
We analyzed data from TV Time to compile the 20 most-watched shows on Netflix this year.
20. "Atypical" is about a teenage boy with autism.
The show follows 18-year-old Sam as he learns the nuances of dating and navigates his final year of high school.
19. "One Day at a Time" is based on the 1975 series of the same name.
The show features an ensemble cast, and focuses on members of a Latino family as they navigate life in Los Angeles.
18. Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate star on "Dead to Me."
The show focuses on Cardellini and Applegate's characters as they come to terms with their grief, while also unraveling a mystery at the center of their friendship.
17. "The Ranch" stars Ashton Kutcher.
The show takes place in a fictional Colorado town, and follows a dysfunctional rancher family and their interactions with the local townspeople.
16. "Grace and Frankie" is the longest-running Netflix original series.
The show follows two women who become friends after their husbands fall for each other and leave them. "Grace and Frankie" was recently renewed for a seventh season, making it Netflix's longest-running original series.
15. "Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as the president.
The show starts with the mass murder of most of the US government — and follows Kiefer Sutherland's character Thomas Kirkman as he becomes president and grapples with the pitfalls of his new position.
14. "You" is a somewhat recent addition to Netflix.
The drama focuses on a charming bookstore owner who meets an aspiring writer — and quickly takes things to the next level.
"You" first premiered on Lifetime, but became an unexpected hit when it was added to Netflix last year. The second season premieres on December 26.
13. "Mindhunter" follows two FBI agents as they attempt to profile and identify serial killers.
The serial killer-centric show is produced by "The Social Network" director David Fincher, and is based on a true-crime book about the FBI's behavioral science unit.
12. "Queer Eye" released its fourth season in 2019.
The show follows five queer men — Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness — as they travel across the country and make over people in need.
"Queer Eye" was recently renewed for a fifth season.
11. "Santa Clarita Diet" stars Drew Barrymore as a bloodthirsty housewife.
The show focuses on Barrymore's character Sheila as she learns to manage her enthusiasm for human flesh, while also maintaining her role as a suburban wife and mother.
10. "Big Mouth" is an animated teen comedy.
Adult animated sitcom "Big Mouth" follows suburban teenagers on the outskirts of New York as they navigate puberty and high school hierarchies. Also in the mix are the "hormone monsters," who act as the hypersexualized consciences of many of the teens.
9. "Black Mirror" is one of Netflix's more successful shows.
"Black Mirror" is a dystopian anthology series that explores the sinister effects of technology and modern advancements.
8. "Marvel's Jessica Jones" is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The show follows ex-superhero Jessica (Krysten Ritter) as she comes to terms with her new profession as a private investigator and reconciles with her past.
7. "Marvel's The Punisher" was one of Netflix's most popular shows this year.
"The Punisher" is a "Daredevil" spin-off, and follows Frank Castle as he uses lethal force to punish criminals.
6. "The Umbrella Academy" is based on a comic book series.
A group of misfit superheroes come together to fight evil forces and learn more about their mysterious upbringing on the show.
5. "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"
Kiernan Shipka plays teenage Sabrina Spellman, a half-human, half-witch fighting the evil forces in her town.
The show is based an Archie comic book series of the same name, and features numerous references to both the original comics and "Riverdale," which ostensibly occurs in the same universe.
4. "13 Reasons Why" stars Katherine Langford.
The show revolves around a high school student who leaves postmortem messages for her group of friends after she commits suicide.
3. "Orange Is the New Black" is based on a memoir by Piper Kerman.
The critically-acclaimed show was also beloved by fans, and follows a inmate named Piper as she adjusts to her life in prison and navigates personal relationships behind bars.
2. "Lucifer" was also one of the most-binged shows on Netflix in 2019.
"Lucifer" features characters originally created by author Neil Gaiman for DC Comics, and explores what it would mean for the devil to actually have a soul.
1. "Stranger Things" was the most-watched show on Netflix this year. It was also the most-binged and the most-talked about series.
The hit show follows a group of teenagers in 1980s Indiana as they confront nefarious forces from an alternate dimension (called the Upside Down), and also come to terms with themselves as they enter young adulthood.
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider's parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.