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Netflix users watched 140 million hours of TV per day in 2017

POSTED December 13, 2017 1:49 a.m.
THE LIVING ROOM — As the end of the year draws to a close, we tend to reflect on things that matter and the highlights of the year. And with that, Netflix is here to recap how much time you wasted binge-watching TV in 2017.

The streaming giant released some end-of-the-year stats that will either make you cringe/realize why you didn’t accomplish some of those January-set goals, or it will make you proud at your true stamina for being able to sit on the couch for hours on end.

Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day in 2017, according to a news release. Even Antarctica was included in the binge-watching stats (they watched all of “Shameless,” according to the report.) Mexico took the top spot for having the most members watch Netflix every single day.

The report also baffled about the Netflix user who watched “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” 365 days in a row. The average Netflix member watched around 60 movies on Netflix this year.

In the report, Netflix also highlighted the top 10 shows that were binge-watched the most. They only included Netflix original shows watched from Nov. 1, 2016, to Nov. 1, 2017, and considered “binge-watching” as watching more than two hours per day. The shows that users devoured this year were:

  1. “American Vandal”

  2. “3%”

  3. “13 Reasons Why”

  4. “Anne with an E”

  5. “Riverdale”

  6. “Ingobernable”

  7. “Travelers”

  8. “The Keepers”

  9. “The OA”

  10. “The Confession Tapes”

Netflix received 60,000 survey responses from its members in 32 countries from Oct. 24-30, 2017, to determine the shows that members “cheated” on their significant other with (meaning, they started watching the show together and then one of the parties watched it alone.) The No. 1 culprit was “Narcos.” “13 Reasons Why” ranked second and “Stranger Things” came in third.

I am happy to report that I’m a faithful Netflix co-watcher, and despite having a work conference the weekend that “Stranger Things 2” came out, I did not watch it without my spouse (I just had to avoid Twitter for a few days to hide from the spoilers.)

Another survey showed that “Stranger Things” was ranked as the No. 1 show that brought families together (meaning, they watched all together.)

What TV show did you spend the most time binge-watching this year? Let us know in the comments.


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