Netflix releases viewing stats for 2017, proving world is united in binge-watching

Netflix has released its viewing statistics for 2017 and even called out some individual customers for their bizarre choices. Here are 15 highlights from the year-end review:

  • The most popular day globally for binge-watching was January 1, 2017. In the United States, it was January 2.
  • The highest global re-watch record was set by an American who streamed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 times in 2017.
  • A viewer in Antarctica watched a whole season of Shameless in less than 24 hours.
  • Mexico is the country with the most members watching Netflix every single day.
  • The United States is ranked fourth globally for most members to watch Netflix every single day, behind Mexico, Canada, and Peru.
  • Members watched an average of 60 movies on Netflix this year. That’s at least one movie per week.
  • Cumulatively, Netflix subscribers across the world watched 140 million hours of programming a day, which amounts to at about 1 billion hours per week.
  • Globally, the “most devoured” show was American Vandal, followed by 3%, and 13 Reasons Why came in third place.
  • In the U.S., the “most devoured” show (watched more than two hours per day) was also American Vandal, followed by Suburra: Blood on Rome and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
  • Globally, the “most savored” show (watched less than two hours per day) was The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, and Neo Yokio.
  • In the U.S., the “most savored” show was also The Crown, followed by Neo Yokio, and finally, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Globally, the top “shows that got us cheating” (aka shows people watched ahead of significant others) were Narcos, 13 Reasons Why, and Stranger Things.
  • In the U.S., the top “shows that got us cheating” were Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, and Narcos.
  • And the top “shows that brought us together” (shows that families watched together most) were Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • In the U.S., Stranger Things also topped the “shows that brought us together.” Second place went to A Series of Unfortunate Events, and third place to 13 Reasons Why.


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