Looking back at 12 months of Netflix binge-watching

December 13, 2017

What a difference a year makes, according to Netflix. Thanks to streaming video, 24/7, viewers of the 10-year-old entertainment network watched more 140 million hours per day of television programming worldwide—or more than 1 billion hours per week.

And how we watched also was intriguing. With binge-watching practically accepted as a competitive sport now, there were several series we devoured that way. Others, we savored; cheated on; or appreciated together, Netlfix reports.

We took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring/bingeing on (watching more than two hours per day) sci-fi series such as 3%Travelers and The OA. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) tempted us to tune in to The Keepers and The Confession Tapes. The number-one show rated bingeworthy by viewers was American Vandal.

When we needed a laugh this year, we turned to the following shows (watching less than two hours per day, from most popular to least): Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Glow, Friends from College, Ozark, Atypical, Dear White People and Disjointed.

We couldn’t resist a thrill and shamelessly watched the following shows ahead of our significant others: Narcos, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, Sense 8, Black Mirror, Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Ozark (again!), and Mindhunter.

And finally—whether for shivers, bromance, or nostalgia—we watched several shows together as a family. Among those were: Stranger Things (again; this time, rated as the top show for families), 13 Reasons Why, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Star Trek Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Riverdale, Fuller House, Chef’s Table, Atypical and Anne with E.

Popularity of the shows was rated by Netflix based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016, and November 1 of this year.

Research contact: edwyer@netflix.com

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