Thanks to FlixPatrol, a site that aggregates streaming data and provides a helpful picture of how individual shows and movies are doing with global audiences, we have a pretty good idea of just how much of a hit this latest Netflix original show is. Since hitting the streamer on October 19, 2023, “Bodies” has been making its way up the most-watched charts in countries around the world. While the show didn’t debut at number one in its native U.K. it did manage to clinch the number two spot in its homeland as well as over in the states. Since then, it’s managed to take number one in both countries, hitting the top spot in the U.K. on October 21, and in the U.S. on October 23.
But that’s not the end of the story for this time-travel detective drama. While the Brits and the Yanks streamed away, so too did the rest of the world. The show is now number one for TV series in 26 countries, including such unlikely locales as Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait. That gives it an average global ranking of 2.9. What’s more, at the time of writing, “Bodies” is sitting at number two in multiple countries around the world, and is making an impressive run up the charts in several others, signaling a truly global hit.
With that said, Netflix viewing data isn’t the most informative, so it’s not clear precisely what all this means. Neither, it seems, is the plot, which has evidently befuddled audiences the world over.