Netflix‘s easy online access to some of our favorite movies and TV has changed the way we watch television. Members of the online service from around the world have watched more than 140 million hours per day this year. That’s just over one billion hours per week! While these numbers make us feel slightly less horrible about the weekend days we’ve spent on the couch, we still wonder, does everyone love Stranger Things?
The short answer is Duh! According to a recent press release from Netflix, the Duffer Brothers’ triumph was rated by users as the number one show to watch as a family.
Netflix numbers have always been a bit of a mystery, with most being estimates, but they haven’t been too secretive about the fact that they have definitely been keeping track of our viewing habits.
To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
The press release included top ten lists for shows we devoured, shows we savored, shows we watched (“cheated”) without our partner, and ones we watched together, as well as stats like watching one movie every day (one person watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 days in a row), and the most members watching every day (Mexico won this one).
The top ten most bingeble shows, ones Netflix labels based on viewings of more than 2 hours a day, included an interesting mix of genres. Sci-fi series 3%, Travelers and The OA appeared alongside the real-life drama of The Keepers and The Confession Tapes. Teens and young adults were represented too, with Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why. While these shows were devoured, others like Big Mouth and The Crown were enjoyed in moderation.
Riverdale made another top ten, family favorites. While the nostalgic and all around brilliant Stranger Things topped this list, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Star Trek Discovery, and Atypical were among the other favorites enjoyed by parents and kids alike. While Netflix has gotten into a bit of hot water this month for their flippant tweets that reference their knowledge of what, when, and where you are watching, it isn’t likely to do anything to diminish their viewership. With just over a 109 million subscribers, the bingers aren’t going anywhere.
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