How well has “Arcane” performed on Netflix? All statistics so far

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Arcane – Image: Netflix / Riot Games

Esoteric completed its first season on Netflix and immediately received an order for a second season (and likely more to come). But how well has the series performed on Netflix, and how far has it performed outside of Netflix?

Before we dive into the stats, you probably already know that the series is critically performing well. It still holds a 100% reviews score on RottenTomatoes and an audience score of 98%. On IMDb, the series is 9.4 / 10. This makes it one of Netflix’s best critically-acclaimed titles of 2021, and one of its all-time best.


Top 10 Netflix Data For Arcane

We don’t quite have the full picture of the first 10 data yet so far, so this is definitely a work in progress.

The show has made it to the top 10 on television and overall in over 52 countries, reaching number one in many of them.

The United States has been one of the weakest regions for Esoteric it should be noted. The series peaked on Netflix US at number 2 before quickly falling back.

Days Esoteric was number 1 in the world are:

  • November 8
  • November 9
  • November 14th
  • November 15
  • November 16
  • 21 November

arcane the world’s main rivals in the top 10 during its exit window were Narcos: Mexico, Squid game, and Hell.

As we mentioned in our article when Esoteric first took the throne of Squid game (who had dominated the top 10 for almost two months). The regions that see the series working the best are often those with the most player base or research interest in the game, such as Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

As of November 24, 2021, the series is still in the top 60 worldwide and ranks second among TV series with 585 points.

Netflix World Top 20 November 24, 2021

Netflix’s Global Top 10 for November 24


Viewing Hourly Data for Arcane

Since the arrival of Esoteric, Netflix has released its brand new top 10 site which not only gives us a sneak peek at the top 10 we’re talking about above, but also gives us actual viewing metrics in the form of hours of viewing a particular title. .

As of November 25, 2021, the show had totaled 72,590,000 hours of viewing worldwide.

Period of time Viewing hours (millions)
November 8-14 34.17
November 15-21 38.42

It should be noted that the series was released on November 6, so we are missing data between November 6 and 7.

This data on viewing hours is still relatively new, so if you want a great article on the ins and outs of new Netflix data, Entertainment Strategy Guy has a great overview here.


IMDb MovieMeter data for Arcane

We love the IMDb data here on Advance Guide. After all, IMDb is the largest movie database on the planet, attracting half a billion visits per month according to SimilarWeb.

The MovieMeter is updated every Monday and is a “popularity measure” and “based on pageviews of pages linked to a movie” or in this case, a series.

Between October 31 and November 7, the series occupied number 362 on the charts. The following week, November 7-14, it skyrocketed to the third-biggest title on the platform (only Red Notice and Spider-Man: No Path Home beat him).

For the week the last three episodes launched, he was at the number 5 position behind Red Notice, Spider-Man: No Path Home, Shang-Chi and the ten rings, and that of Amazon The wheel of time.

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IMDb MovieMeter for Arcane from November 25

We expect the show to now slowly drop in the pecking order over time, but where will its eventual bottom be? Time will tell us.


Google Trends data

The first indications are that the interest in both League of Legends and Esoteric has grown since its release on Netflix.

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Google Trends chart for League of Legends (blue) and Arcane (red)

While interest in League of Legends has peaked for love over the past 12 months, zooming out of global interest over the past 5 years reveals that interest is roughly the same as in October 2019 and November 2017.

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League of Legends Google interest between November 2016 and November 2021


Has Arcane increased the number of League of Legends players?

One data point we can look at is League of Legends’ player population, but that doesn’t currently suggest a large influx of new players.

According to ActivePlayer.io, League of Legends average monthly gamers have roughly stayed in line with previous months and have yet to experience a surge in new user numbers.

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League of Legends player count graph as of November 25 – Image: ActivePlayer.io

It should be noted that on November 1, Riot Games celebrated 180 million players through its multiple franchises.


Does Arcane plead for weekly episodes?

Arcane is one of the very few Netflix shows that has aired globally on Netflix on a weekly basis. It’s not quite one episode per week like all mainstream media, but it’s bundles of 3 at a time over a three week period. Netflix only uses the format when necessary (international distribution like K-dramas) or mainly with reality TV.

No graph demonstrates the benefit better Esoteric seen to be released weekly as Netflix’s top 10 US. You can see each time a new batch of episodes is released on Netflix which has propelled the series up the charts.

weekly release of the top 10 arcane

We’ll keep this article updated over time with more data points as they become available, but let us know below if you enjoyed it. Esoteric on Netflix.

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