The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'The Crew' to 'The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel'

  • The true-crime series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” was the most popular Netflix series this week. 
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix’s daily top 10 lists.
  • It provides Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on Netflix.
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The new Netflix true-crime docuseries “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel” surged its way to the top of Netflix’s popularity rankings this week.

“Bridgerton,” which has dominated since it debuted in December, fell slightly this week, but is still holding strong with audiences.

Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on Netflix’s daily top 10 lists of its most popular titles that week.

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

9. "Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio" (Telemundo, 2017)

Description: “This drama follows Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera’s unlikely rise from suicidal pregnant teen and abused wife to banda superstar.”

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8. "The Crew" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “Life in the garage swerves off track for a NASCAR crew chief and his tight-knit racing team when a new boss steps in and shakes things up.”

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What critics said: “Not that long ago, The Crew would have felt like a conventional sitcom. But now, it feels like a relic from an era we are lucky to have left behind.” — Variety (season one)

7. "Good Girls" (NBC, 2018-present)

Description: “Three suburban moms orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence — together.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 87%

What critics said: “The show is tense, engaging and often fun.” — Jezebel (season three)

6. "Bridgerton" (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%

What critics said: “This new Shondaland smash, her first for Netflix, is set in 1813 London and features color-blind casting, a mega-sexy star in Rege-Jean Page and enough ravishing romance to take your mind off the latest Covid surge. Get ready to swoon.” — ABC News (season one)

5. "Cocomelon" (YouTube, 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!”

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4. "The Sinner" (USA Network, 2017-present)

Description: “In a small New York town, a haunted detective hunts for answers about perplexing crimes while wrestling with his own demons.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%

What critics said: “It’s a tension that only builds throughout each episode, as Jamie is someone who is willing to do terrible things but will still ultimately process it as being someone else’s fault.” — Paste Magazine (season three)

3. "Firefly Lane" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “Best friends Tully and Kate support each other through good times and bad with an unbreakable bond that carries them from their teens to their 40s.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 46%

What critics said: “You might not like what you just hoovered up, but you’ve gotta admire the craftsmanship that went into making something so consumable.” — Hollywood Reporter (season one)

2. "iCarly" (Nickelodeon, 2007-2012)

Description: “A cyberstar is born when 13-year-old Carly creates an Internet series with a little help from her best friend Sam and neighbor Freddie.”

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What critics said: “The show’s success has been laid to many factors … But I know the real secret: the sweet, gentle, shy, intelligent, unassuming style of its lead, which apparently was not an act after all.” — Newsday (season five)

1. "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel" (Netflix original, 2021)

Description: “The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. From the creator of ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes,’ a dive into crime’s darkest places.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 46%

What critics said: “‘The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ fails to illuminate much about the circumstances around Lam’s death, even if the story itself may be unfamiliar to many outside Southern California.” — Los Angeles Times

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

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