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‘The Office’ tops the Netflix charts during the early COVID-19 pandemic

Netflix may have just bagged one of their best deals early on in 2020.

Despite (or because of) the pandemic, Netflix’s The Office is the most-watched ‘acquired’ show on the streaming giant during the week of March 2 to 8 with Schitt’s Creek and Good Girls coming at a respective second and third.

Ever since the streaming platform acquired The Office, Netflix knew what was coming––and that’s a whole lot of love from the audience. The whole mockumentary with the legend that is Michael Scott has been quite the uplifter in these trying times.

As per Variety, the former NBC hit is the most-watched ‘acquired’ show on the platform for the week of the 2nd to the 8th of March––and for good reason. This all started when news of the outbreak started hitting too close to home and governments urging people to practice social distancing and isolation at best. The well-received Nielsen streaming reports, showing stats for original and acquired programs, has given insight into viewer streaming habits and voilà!

Garnering a whopping 189,000 viewers for the week, The Office deserves it spot at number one with Schitt’s Creek coming at second with 112,000 viewers. With 100,000 viewers, though, are Good Girls and Recreation.

Let’s also give Netflix’s original shows some love while we’re at it! The list includes The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, Love Is Blind, and I Am Not Okay With This. For the movies and specials category, Mark Wahlberg’s Spenser Confidential, The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Pete Davidson: Alive from New York top the list.

Sadly, The Office will be leaving the streaming platform at the end of the year and will be coming to NBC’s Peacock––their new streaming platform.

“We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021.”

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