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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Chappelle's Show' to 'The Queen's Gambit'

  • "The Queen's Gambit" is the most popular TV series on Netflix for the third week in a row. 
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix.
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"The Queen's Gambit" is the most popular TV show on Netflix for the third straight week. 

"Chappelle's Show" followed close behind after debuting on the streaming giant (as well as HBO Max) on November 1.

Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies and TV shows in February (it counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a title).

Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Business Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on Netflix's daily lists that week.

Below are Netflix's 9 most popular TV shows of the week in the US:

9. "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV, 2015-2020)

Description: "Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: 'Schitt's Creek.'"

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93%

What critics said: "There are finales of shows that stay with us and give a beautiful sendoff to their characters, and I'm proud to say that Schitt's Creek is among the most amazing." — The Mary Sue (season six)

8. "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" (A&E, 2016-2019)

Description: "Former Scientology members share detailed accounts of alleged abuse and harassment by the Church in this docuseries from actress Leah Remini."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: "Unfortunately, neither the pre-air special nor the premiere episode attempts to tackle these big questions, instead presenting more of the same interviews and explainers about the religion we've already seen in the first two seasons." — Hollywood Reporter (season three)

7. "Dash and Lily" (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: "Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100%

What critics said: "The show could easily cross over from comfortingly familiar to straight-up hacky. What keeps it on the right side of the line, for me at least, is the liveliness and authenticity of its contemporary New York." — Time (season one)

6. "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013)

Description: "This hit comedy chronicles the foibles of disgruntled office workers — led by deluded boss Michael Scott — at the Dunder Mifflin paper company."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: "Even though its later seasons never lived up to its groundbreaking early explorations of contemporary work culture, what The Office leaves us with are memories of television comedy at its best." — The Atlantic (season nine)

5. "The Great British Baking Show' (Netflix original, 2010-present)

Description: "A talented batch of amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, whipping up their best dishes in the hopes of being named the U.K.'s best."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%

What critics said: "The increasing strain of the technical challenges demonstrates the trend away from the homey and familiar of The Great British Baking Show toward the spectacle and inflated stakes that define so many other cooking competitions." — Slate (season 11)

4. "60 Days In" (A&E, 2016-present)

Description: "Recruited by a sheriff, volunteers infiltrate county prisons to expose corruption and crime from within the system in this docuseries."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

3. "Cocomelon" (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: "Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!"

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

2. "Chappelle's Show" (Comedy Central, 2003-2006)

Description: "The brilliant Dave Chappelle performs blistering stand-up, impressions and sketches that skewer topics like racism, politics, celebrities and sex."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

What critics said: "The sketches here are high-grade Chappelle: funny and surprising, if not a full-on riot, as his best work on the show has been. But they also tell the story of an intellectual with an esoteric imagination." — New York Times (season three)

1. "The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix original, 2020)

Description: "In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100%

What critics said: "It is a transporting tale of an extraordinary life and a window onto a world of addiction and empowerment, pawns and queens." — Boston Globe

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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