The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Yellowstone Were Top Roku Searches In 2023

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie was the most searched movie on Roku in 2023, while Yellowstone was the most searched TV show over the past 12 months. In total, more than 1.2 billion searches were performed on the Roku platform in the U.S. in 2023. According to Roku, this resulted in an increase of almost 50% compared to the number of searches performed in 2022.

Roku released the details on its most searched movies and shows for the year alongside announcing New Year’s Central, a new interactive experience that’s packed with features to ring in the new year with.

Following The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish was the second most searched movie and Avatar: The Way of Water was the third most searched. M3GAN and
The Little Mermaid rounded out the top 5.

Top 10 movie searches on Roku in 2023:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  2. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  3. Avatar: The Way of Water
  4. M3GAN
  5. The Little Mermaid
  6. Top Gun: Maverick
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  9. The Secret Life of Pets
  10. Twilight

When it comes to the television side of things, and along with most-searched Yellowstone, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, South Park and Bluey were the top 5 most-searched shows on Roku in 2023. For reference, Yellowstone and SpongeBob SquarePants occupied the same top two spots in 2022.

Top 10 TV show searches on Roku in 2023:

  1. Yellowstone
  2. SpongeBob SquarePants
  3. PAW Patrol
  4. South Park
  5. Bluey
  6. The Simpsons
  7. The Chosen
  8. Gunsmoke
  9. Young Sheldon
  10. Peppa Pig

In addition to the top movie and TV shows, Roku also provided details on the most-searched actors and actresses as well.

Top Searched Actors

  1. Adam Sandler
  2. John Wayne
  3. Tom Hanks
  4. Denzel Washington
  5. Clint Eastwood
  6. Jason Statham
  7. Nicolas Cage
  8. Kevin Hart
  9. Dwayne Johnson
  10. Tom Cruise

Top Searched Actresses

  1. Melissa McCarthy
  2. Sandra Bullock
  3. Julia Roberts
  4. Jennifer Lopez
  5. Jenna Ortega
  6. Doris Day
  7. Jennifer Lawrence
  8. Jennifer Aniston
  9. Reese Witherspoon
  10. Anne Hathaway

All of these lists will be available to view directly on Roku devices between December 30 and January 1 in the Start the Party section of the new New Year’s Central interactive experience.

Roku users visiting the New Year’s Central section during this time will also have access to a trivia quiz, a Music & Karaoke zone, sweepstakes, and more.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

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