×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix Looks at Which Shows Are Most Binge-Watched

Netflix popularized binge viewing. But some of its shows are more binge-able than others.

The streaming service, which does not release viewership data for its programming, on Tuesday offered a bit of information about how much time viewers spend watching its original series and other shows available on its service.

Netflix measured the amount of time that users spent watching more than 100 different titles. The median viewing time for a Netflix user watching one title was two hours and 10 minutes per sitting, the company found, with the median time for completing a series standing at six days. It then divided its titles up into two categories — “savored” and “devoured.”

Titles in the “devoured” camp included “Sense8,” “Orphan Black,” “The 100,” “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story,” “The Fall,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Hemlock Grove,” “Marco Polo,” “Breaking Bad” and “Grace & Frankie.” Those were typically completed in four days and viewed roughly two hours, 30 minutes per sitting.

On the “savored” side are “House of Cards,” “Bloodline,” “Peaky Blinders,” “Narcos,” “Daredevil,” “Mad Men,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Love” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Those titles are typically completed in six days and viewed roughly one hour and 45 minutes per sitting.

Netflix analyzed viewing data from more than 190 countries from October 2015 to May 2016 for the survey.

Here’s the Netflix “binge scale.”

More Digital

  • JUMP camera

    Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Video Program

    Google will shut down Jump, its cloud-based video stitching service, this summer. The company emailed creators Friday afternoon to tell them that Jump would be shuttered on June 28, and detailed plans for the shut-down on its website as well. In its email, Google justified the closure of Jump with the emergence of new video [...]

  • Relix Live Music Conference

    Relix Live Music Conference Puts Spotlight on Gender Parity, Privacy

    The third annual Relix Live Music Conference took place at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl earlier this week. The two-day confab, which featured panels and Q&As by executives from such companies as Live Nation, Q Prime, SiriusXM, Bowery Presents, Glassnote Music, Shorefire Media and Splice, among many others, offered a fascinating and honest look at the [...]

  • Spotify Tests 'Car Thing' Audio Adapter

    Spotify Starts Testing In-Car Hardware

    Spotify is carefully taking a first step into the consumer hardware space: The company has begun to test a new in-car device that lets users access music and podcasts with voice commands, it revealed in a blog post Friday morning. “Car Thing,” as the device is being called for now, is only being tested in [...]

  • Hannah-Hart-BuzzFeed-Tasty-Edible-History

    BuzzFeed's Tasty Taps Hannah Hart for Food-History Show on Facebook Watch

    YouTube star and food fanatic Hannah Hart is combining her passions for cuisine and history in a new series for BuzzFeed’s Tasty on Facebook Watch. The eight-episode show, “Edible History,” premieres Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m PT, on BuzzFeed’s Tasty Presents show page on Facebook Watch, with episodes released weekly. In each episode (7-12 [...]

  • YouTube Music

    Songza Co-Founders Have Left YouTube Music Ahead of Google Play Music Shut-Down

    The three co-founders of Songza, a music curation startup acquired by Google in  2014, have left YouTube Music, Variety has learned. Former Songza CEO Elias Roman, former chief product officer Elliott Breece and former chief operating officer Peter Asbill all quietly transitioned to new positions at Google’s startup incubator Area 120 in March. A YouTube [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content