If there is one thing Netflix has done, it has moved the word “binge” into our daily language. Few like to brag about binge eating all the chips in their house, our binge drink all the wine in the cupboard. But man, we sure like to let everyone know when we binge watched a show on Netflix while ignoring the live and people around us.
It’s almost like a badge of honour. Only watch one show at a time? That seems pretty amateur these days. Ignore the kids, friends, bills, chores, laundry, cleanliness, grass and everything else and throw down six eps. of Suits in a day instead. We have all done it right?
Now Netflix has released actual data to back up our habits. They call it the Netflix Binge Scale. On a side note, I am pretty glad Lays does not do the same for eating chips.
Here it is.
THE NETFLIX BINGE SCALE (Based on global viewing data)
Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love, Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer
Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife
Mad Men, Narcos
Gotham, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Better Call Saul, Bloodline
Flaked, Grace & Frankie, Orange is the New Black, Weeds
Action & Adventure
24, Marco Polo, Prison Break, The Last Kingdom, Turn
Ascension, Heroes, Sense8, The 100, The 4400
Hemlock Grove, Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation
Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Fall, The Killing
*** I have highlighted shows I have gotten a little binge happy with in the past.***
Netflix analyzed more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries between October 2015 and May 2016. The research examined member completion of the first season for all series. Data was only included for accounts that fully completed the season. Completion rates were organized into days and hours. The global median days to complete the first season of these series was five days. The median hours per session for completers overall was two hours and ten minutes. Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savored.’ Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured.’ Series were not restricted by launch dates, runtime or number of episodes. Where a series falls on The Netflix Binge Scale has no relation to viewership.
So What Do You Binge On?
Come clean. What do you binge watch on Netflix? It’s okay, odds are pretty low that your significant other reads this blog. You can tell me. You watched the entire season of Master of None instead of doing the laundry. Yes, I hear that. The show is perfect for eating up three hours of a day.
Fire away in the comments. Binge away as they say.