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Find Out Which Netflix Show Won Lockdown | Bed Guru

The end of the second national lockdown has finally arrived. After a long month of restrictions due to Covid-19, the UK are finally free from the shackles of lockdown life and instead we are now in a tier system.

2nd December, 2020
by Carl Walsh

Over the last month Netflix sales have skyrocketed, with thousands of people all over the UK downloading the streaming service to curl up in bed and binge-watch the must watch Netflix shows at the moment.

At Bed Guru, we have delved deep into Netflix show data for 10 cities in the UK to find out which show won the lockdown Netflix game. We compared search interest from Google Trends of TV shows during lockdown to the previous month when we were out of lockdown

Since The Crown was released in November, and the Queens Gambit in October, social media has been going wild, with every other tweet commentating on Diana and Charles drama or the increase in the popularity of chess.

With this in mind, it would be easy to think that The Crown or The Queens Gambit was the most searched for Netflix show over the second lockdown, but this would be incorrect. Bed Guru has found that ‘House of Cards’ had the most search interested for a Netflix show over the second UK lockdown, with The Crown coming in at 10th place, and The Queen’s Gambit at 4th.

To see which show got the highest lockdown score, check out the table below. The numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the show search term. A value of 50 means that the show search term is half as popular. A score of 0 means that there was not enough data for the search term.

Netflix Show

Lockdown Score

House of Cards

83.5

The West Wing

81.5

Black Mirror

81

Queens Gambit

80.25

The Office UK

75.5

Arrested Development

60.75

Twin Peaks

57.5

Sherlock

54.75

Breaking Bad

52.75

The Crown

51

Stranger Things

49.5

Mindhunter

48.75

Dexter

46

Peaky Blinders

37.5

Daredevil

28.75

Narcos

13

Ozark

8.25

After Life

8.25

Money Heist

7.75

Cobra Kai

7.25

Sex Education

4.25

House of Cards

House of Cards is an American political drama, that covers how a congressman seeks vengeance on those he feels wronged him – that is, his own cabinet members and the President of the United States.

The show is rated an impressive 8.7 on IMDb, with reviews boasting that it has an ‘excellent story, good script, and exceptional acting’.

The 2020 presidential election took place on the 3rd November, a day after the second UK lockdown was announced. This means the political ongoing in the US could be a reason for House of Cards growing in popularity by 43.97% since the first lockdown and racking up a lockdown score of 83.5/100.

The Crown

Even though The Crown doesn’t take the top spot, it has seen a growth of 240% since the release of Season 4 on the 15th November.

The Crown is a period drama, portraying the life of Queen Elizabeth II from 1947 to the early 21st century. The show is rated a whopping 8.7 on IMDB, with reviews describing it as ‘breath-taking’ and ‘standing at the pinnacle of television drama’.

Even though the drama has taken social media by storm, it only received a lockdown score of 51/100.

The Queen’s Gambit

The Queens Gambit grew in popularity in lockdown 2.0 by a steady 27.38%, which is behind both House of Cards and The Crown.

Set during the cold war era, The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphaned chess prodigy and her journey to become the greatest chess player in the world. The show is rated a spectacular 8.7 on IMDb, and reviews describe the show as an ‘outstanding production, with a compelling story and inner lives of the characters expertly laid bare’.

With its glowing reviews, The Queen’s Gambit has managed to rack up an impressive lockdown score of 80.25.

To see the lockdown popularity of 17 other shows, see the graph below:

Show

Lockdown Popularity Growth

The Crown

240.00%

House of Cards

43.97%

Queens Gambit

27.38%

Black Mirror

26.56%

Arrested Development

12.50%

Narcos

8.33%

Breaking Bad

7.65%

The Office UK

6.34%

The West Wing

4.49%

After Life

3.13%

Sherlock

-5.60%

Ozark

-8.33%

Peaky Blinders

-8.54%

Twin Peaks

-10.16%

Dexter

-11.54%

Sex Education

-15.00%

Daredevil

-22.30%

Money Heist

-22.50%

Mindhunter

-31.34%

Stranger Things

-33.11%

Cobra Kai

-34.09%

With Netflix providing quality TV shows through the Covid-19 pandemic, which show won the lockdown Netflix game for you?

Check out our previous story on what shows we predicted would be the top bingeworthy Netflix series, were we right?

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