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    The Netflix trending list is an algorithmic mystery

    When a critically acclaimed series like “The Crown” makes the top ten, it’s not surprising. Other, shall we say more obscure titles, may give you pause. Netflix rarely discloses viewership data but when contacted by CNN, a spokesperson for the streamer said the top ten list is based on actual views. “The top ten row and the trending row are different. The trending row is personalized. The top 10 row is our only non-personalized row and that is purely based on what people are watching in the US,” the spokesperson explained. “[But] I can’t say that people aren’t hearing about  

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