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Here are the most popular TV shows with LGBTQ+ audiences in 2023 according to Revry

As the year comes to a close, Revry has released its wrap on the most viewed and celebrated movies and shows in queer entertainment for 2023.

Revry Wrapped 2023 provides a list of the most-watched movies and TV shows from 2023, featuring an array of queer classics and original series that took the network by storm. Here’s what we know:

Nostalgia took center stage in LGBTQ+ cinema this year on Revry, with 1980s classics like Who’s That Girl featuring Madonna and The Hunger starring Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon with David Bowie, and 90s gem This Boy’s Life with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, all emerging as favorites among queer audiences. 

In 2023, these films ranked as the preferred choices among viewers seeking entertainment and a connection to LGBTQ+ cinematic heritage, pushing the network to nearly 500 million hours of watch time on Revry’s free ad-supported TV channels. Audiences enjoyed these LGBTQ+ shows and movies on various platforms, including Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO WatchFree+, Roku, Rakuten TV, Xumo, Freevee, Philo Fubo, and Plex.

Where are audiences tuning In? 

The top 5 states for Revry viewers are California (13%), New York (12%), Texas (9%), Florida (6%) /New Jersey (6%) and Virginia (5%), accounting for more than half of all viewers. Top cities include Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Ashburn (VA), Miami and Secaucus (NJ).

What genres are audiences watching?

Rom-com and drama dominated as the top genres of the year, collectively making up 64% of the most watched programming with nearly 5 million viewers of Revry. These included Boy Meets Girl, a charming 2015 film starring Michael Welch and Alexandra Turshen. Additionally, 2017’s, A Very Sordid Wedding, featuring Whoopi Goldberg and the late Leslie Jordan, added to the favorites list. Dating My Mother, from 2018 starring Kathryn Erbe and Patrick Reilly, and the emerging 2017 queer classic Eat With Me, which showcased George Takei and Teddy Chen Culver under the direction of David Au, completed the lineup of these heartwarming romantic comedies.

Reality competitions were a hit with Revry viewers, taking the number three spot among the most popular genres. Leading the pack was the #1 Revry original series, Drag Latina, which won the hearts of over 1 million viewers in its first season. Behind it was Stitch, Please! hosted by the incomparable Blu Hydrangea.

And the winners are…

Top 5 Revry Movies
  1. Boy Meets Girl starring Michael Welch and Alexandra Turshen and directed by Eric Schaeffer
  2. A Very Sordid Wedding starring Whoopi Goldberg and Leslie Jordan and directed by Del Shores
  3. Dating My Mother starring Kathryn Erbe and Patrick Reilly and directed by Mike Roma
  4. Eat With Me starring George Takei and Teddy Chen Culver and directed by David Au
  5. Haymaker starring Nick Sasso and Nomi Ruiz and directed by Nick Sasso
Top 5 Revry Series
  1. Drag Latina hosted by Carmen Carrera and Fedro
  2. Flunk starring Caylen Forbes, Madelyn Sheahan, and Akasha Collins and directed by Ric Forster
  3. Queens of Kings directed by Evan Zampella
  4. Gay Mean Girls starring Vicky Li, Hannah Raine, and Jordan Li and directed by Heyishi Zhang
  5. Queer News Weekly

Top 5 Revry Specials
  1. Can’t Cancel Pride 2023 featuring Kesha, Billy Porter, Jojo Siwa, and Ciara
  2. Pride Ball 2023 featuring DaShaun Wesley, Jack Mizrahi and Isla Ebony
  3. QueerX Awards 2023 starring Arisce Wanzer and Dexter Mayfield and directed by Jason Phillips
  4. Music Out Loud: Peppermint starring Peppermint and directed by Danny Sharron
  5. Queer ClassiX: Another Gay Movie” starring Michael Carbonaro and Graham Norton and directed by Todd Stephens

Top 5 Revry Queer Classics
  1. Who’s That Girl, starring Madonna and Griffin Dunne
  2. The Hunger starring David Bowie and Susan Sarandon and directed by Tony Scott
  3. This Boy’s Life starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro and directed by Michael Caton-Jones
  4. Before Night Falls starring Sean Penn and Javier Bardem and directed by Julian Schnabel
  5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch written, directed and starring John Cameron Mitchell with Andrea Martin
  6. Revry Wrapped 2023 programming is marathons of the hit shows and more, including the popular reality series Drag Latina which continues to dazzle audiences with brand-new episodes premiering every Sunday with the season finale on December 31.

About Revry

Founded in 2015, Revry is the only dedicated entertainment media network for brands to connect with queer audiences with its fast service and on-demand LGBTQ-first movies, series, news and music through multiple platforms. Combined with the company’s original programming and proprietary data, Revry helps its partners establish meaningful and culturally relevant connections with queer consumers. Revry’s mission is to inspire the exploration of queer culture for the social and economic benefit of the LGBTQIA+ community. Revry is led by a diverse LGBTQ+ founding team and is NGLCC certified. For more information visit watch revry.tv.

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