Ratched. Emily in Paris. The Haunting of Bly Manor. Unsolved Mysteries. These are the only four shows that have held the #1 spot on Netflix’s Daily Top 10 list for shows during this fall season. Between September 22 (when fall began) and today, no other program has been popular enough to rise to that top spot on Netflix’s daily ranking charts.
Yet, there’s one other show that stands above them all in Netflix’s fall rankings.
That program is Schitt’s Creek, a cult comedy about a formerly wealthy family that goes bankrupt and then must learn to live in poverty. The CBC Television hit won big at the latest Primetime Emmy Awards, during which Schitt’s Creek took home the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series and four awards for acting. After that, the show’s latest season hit Netflix (and blew up).
Schitt’s Creek first entered the Netflix’s Daily Top 10 charts on September 21—one day before the fall season. Since, the comedy has made the list every single day of its recent fruitful run, trending as high as the #2 spot on the daily list. During this streak, Schitt’s Creek has finished in second place five times and in third place ten times.
During that entire run, no other program—which includes those four behemoths mentioned earlier—has matched the amount of Top 10 points that Schitt’s Creek has accrued over the past 31 days (read more about the Top 10 points-based ranking system here). And while that could soon change, Schitt’s Creek may in fact hold onto its #1 position, as the show proving to boast strong legs on the world’s most popular streaming platform.
Here are the current fall standings, which have changed quite a bit from even one week ago:
- Schitt’s Creek – 189 points
- Emily in Paris – 188 points
- Ratched – 185 points
- CoComelon – 161 points
- The Haunting of Bly Manor – 137 points
- Evil – 114 points
- Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous – 90 points
- The Good Place – 88 points
- The 100 – 77 points
With Ratched out of the picture (as that show has seemingly exited the Daily Top 10 charts altogether), Schitt’s Creek’ s main competitors at the moment are Emily in Paris, The Haunting of Bly Manor and CoComelon—three very different shows that present three very different challenges.
Emily in Paris has built up its point total in a very short period of time, and could very well pass Schitt’s Creek by the end of the weekend. But Emily in Paris’s best days might also be behind it. The show has sunk in the Daily Top 10 rankings ever since it fell from its long stint in the #2 position, while Schitt’s Creek has remained in the middle of the pack.
And that’s an area where Schitt’s Creek could hold an advantage over The Haunting of Bly Manor as well. Nevermind that the horror series may only continue to thrive during what’s left of the Halloween season. The fact is that Schitt’s Creek boasts several seasons of material, while programs like Emily in Paris and The Haunting of Bly Manor only have one season. Much like what happened with Avatar: The Last Airbender’s legendary run earlier this year, access to that many episodes could allow Schitt’s Creek to remain in the Daily Top 10 pack for quite some time, while shows like The Haunting of Bly Manor and Emily in Paris exit the list.
Finally, there’s the dark horse: CoComelon. Quietly, that children’s program has been one of the most popular shows on Netflix. CoComelon has now seen 57 consecutive days on the Daily Top 10 charts, which is just four days away from the record (currently held by Avatar: The Last Airbender). And while CoComelon has never reached the #1 position on the daily charts, the show’s lasting power is comparable to Schitt’s Creek’s.
So, only time will tell if Schitt’s Creek can retain its first-place position. There are still plenty of shows racking up points at the moment, and several more big programs will be added to Netflix between now and the end of the fall season (December 21). But for now, Schitt’s Creek sits alone at the top.