Netflix Releases Most Popular Shows Among First-Time Bingers
If you're one of the world's few TV subscribers who's yet to dive into the Netflix universe, don't be scared — the streaming service has now offered a foolproof field guide for getting started.
Netflix, which began producing original content in 2013, is unofficially known for kicking off the trend of binge-watching individual seasons of shows, which the service says usually lasts for about three days (an official binge-watch must last for less than a week). And in a new report, the company has identified which shows (Netflix originals and other network productions are both included) viewers are most likely to binge first.
- Breaking Bad
- Orange is the New Black
- The Walking Dead
- Stranger Things
- House of Cards
- Prison Break
- 13 Reasons Why
- Grey’s Anatomy
- American Horror Story
Yup, Walter White and Breaking Bad officially top the list, which also unsurprisingly includes Stranger Things and viral sensation 13 Reasons Why.
And here's something else for you to chew on: 90 percent of new subscribers globally have completed a binge within 12 days of subscribing. And many are so enamored, they return to their respective series: 35 percent have re-watched their first binge, Netflix says.
As of the new year, Netflix boasts 117.58 million viewers worldwide and nearly 55 million in the United States alone. Altered Carbon, Lost in Space, Maniac, The Umbrella Academy and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs are just some of the most anticipated new series set to hit the service in 2018.
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