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American sitcom, Friends powered ahead of 'The Crown' and 'The Grand Tour' to become the most popular show on paid-for streaming platforms in the UK.

The survey, conducted by Ofcom, further highlighted how Friends episodes  had twice as many episodes streamed in the first three months of 2018. 'Stranger Things' and 'Peaky Blinders' occupied the fourth and fifth spot respectively.

Meanwhile, the top 10 titles in Q1 2018 were dominated by Netflix; four in 10 shows were Netflix originals. However, only five of the top 20 shows originated in the UK. Peaky Blinders was the only PSB-commissioned programme to make the top 20, having been in 12th position in Q4 2017 and rising to the top five in Q1 2018.

For the report, Ofcom surveyed 2,500 viewers and ranked the most-watched programmes on subscription streaming services.

The full list is:

1.         Friends  (Netflix)

2.         The Grand Tour (Amazon)

3.         The Crown (Netflix)

4.         Stranger Things (Netflix)

5.         Peaky Blinders (Netflix)

6.         Black Mirror   (Netflix)

7.         The Big Bang Theory (Netflix)

8.         Brooklyn Nine-Nine            (Netflix)

9.         The Good Place (Netflix)

10.       Vikings (Amazon)