‘Squid Game,’ ‘Black Widow’ Top Whip Media’s 2021 TV Time Charts; App Bows Personalized Rankings

Netflix’s Korean hit “Squid Game” and Disney’s Black Widow were the top show and top movie tracked by the TV Time app for 2021.

“Squid Game,” which started streaming Sept. 17, follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game.

The Marvel Universe-based Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, debuted simultaneously in movie theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access for $29.99 July 9 (causing a legal scuffle with the star, which was eventually settled). It became available at no additional cost to Disney+ subscribers Oct. 6.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with more than 19 million global users. The top shows chart was based on the number of episode views by global TV Time users. The movie rankings were based on the number of movie views by global TV Time users.

Disney+ and Netflix dominated the top 10 shows chart. Disney+ shows took five of the top spots: “WandaVision” (No. 2), “Loki” (No. 4), “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” (No. 5), “What if…?” (No. 8) and “Hawkeye” (No. 10). Netflix took the other five. In addition to “Squid Game,” Netflix’s other top 10 placers were “Lupin” (No. 3), “Fate: The Winx Saga” (No. 6), “Ginny & Georgia” (No. 7) and “Shadow and Bone” (No. 9).

In addition to Disney+, Netflix and HBO Max streaming services placed movies among the top 10. The silver on the movies chart went to Disney+’s Cruella, starring Emma Stone and featuring the villain from “101 Dalmatians” franchise. It debuted simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access May 28 and became available on Disney+ at no additional charge Aug. 27. Coming in at No. 3 was Netflix’s teen romantic comedy To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the third installment in the series of films that started streaming Feb. 12.

TV Time Rewind

TV Time has also launched personalized rankings for users tracking their viewing habits, such as favorite TV shows, movies, TV and film characters, genres, and more. The “TV Time Rewind” feature, available in both the TV Time app for iOS and Android in global markets, provides users a customized year-end experience that can be viewed within the TV Time app or viewed on the web. 

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Top 2021 Shows:

  1. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  2. “WandaVision” — Disney+
  3. “Lupin” — Netflix
  4. “Loki” — Disney+
  5. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” — Disney+
  6. “Fate: The Winx Saga” — Netflix
  7. “Ginny & Georgia” — Netflix
  8. “What if…?” — Disney +
  9. “Shadow and Bone” — Netflix
  10. “Hawkeye” — Disney+


Top 2021 Movies:

  1. Black Widow — Disney
  2. Cruella — Disney
  3. To All the Boys: Always and Forever — Netflix
  4. Luca — Disney
  5. Raya and the Last Dragon — Disney
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney
  7. The Suicide Squad — HBO Max
  8. Zack Snyder’s Justice League — HBO Max
  9. Dune: Part One — HBO Max
  10. The Kissing Booth 3 — Netflix