She was devastated after her hit series was axed after just one season by Netflix in October.
But now Celeste Barber has been vindicated.
The 41-year-old comedian’s sitcom Wellmania has emerged as the most watched Australian-made show on the streaming giant so far in 2023, reports The Courier Mail.
According to data released by Netflix on Wednesday, the eight episode, half-hour show clocked up a whopping 41.4 million viewing hours on the streaming site between March and June.
Barber’s comedy was ranked 400 in Netflix’s list of ‘most viewed’ shows out of the 18,214 series available on the site.
Celeste Barber has been vindicated as her Wellmania comedy series is the most watched Australian made show on Netflix – after the streamer axed it in October. Pictured: Celeste Barber at the Wellmania premiere in Sydney
According to data released by Netflix on Wednesday, Wellmania (pictured) clocked up a whopping 41.4 million viewing hours on the streaming site
The most popular Australian made movie was True Spirit, which was ranked 242 overall out of 18,000 films available on the site.
Starring Titans actress Teagan Croft, the adventure film is based on the memoir of Jessica Watson, the youngest person, at age 16, to circumnavigate the globe.
The film racked up 56.70 million viewing hours hours since dropping on January 26.
Meanwhile, the biggest show on Netflix overall is The Night Agent.
The crime-thriller managed to score 812.1 million hours of viewing on the site in the first six months of 2023.
The most popular Australian made movie was True Spirit (pictured)
This is the first time the notoriously secretive Netflix has released detailed viewing figures for its shows, reported The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
The data, which cover only January-June 2023, covers worldwide viewing with each title on the site’s massive content list raking up a minimum of 50,000 hours watched.
It comes after Barber launched a scathing tirade against the streaming giant after it was announced they had axed her show in October.
She posted a video to Instagram after hearing the news in which she addressed the shock cancellation and did not mince words when assigning blame.
The biggest show on Netflix overall is The Night Agent (pictured)
‘Hi friends, Wellmania will not be renewed for another season. Netflix said it’s something about numbers. Sure,’ she began.
‘I thought it smashed it but I don’t understand how it works. Thank you for the love and support around the show. The way it was received was so overwhelming.
‘A lot of you said to me you saw yourself in my character and wanted to see more of her but this industry is kind of bulls**t. So go and watch Friends, but maybe not on Netflix though,’ she sniped.
She also posted a picture of the Wellmania poster next to a Netflix streaming chart, which showed that it was once in the top ten most watched shows on the platform.