Your first binge – Netflix wants to know

movie & TV February 12, 2018 12:00

By The Nation

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Most people wait until the third date, but globally it only takes two weeks (well, 12 days to be exact) for the majority of Netflix members to go all the way and binge.

Binge i8s defined as completing at least one season of a show within 7 days of starting. A recent analysis focused on members who joined in the past five years. All TV series were included except for Kids/Family content and seasons with fewer than 5 episodes. More than 90 per cent of Netflix members who have been a member for at least one year have completed a first binge. 

This Valentine’s Day, Netflix wants to help you remember your first time. Ask any of the 90 per cent of members who have done it, and they'll be able to tell you who it was with, where they were (on a bus, if you’re “Mindhunter”’s Jonathan Groff) and how long it lasted (an impressive 3 days around the world, in most cases).

As for the shows that people from around the world fall in love with first, bad boys (and girls) came out on top. “Breaking Bad” is the most popular show that people binged first, with “Orange Is the New Black”, “Narcos”, “House of Cards” and “Prison Break” not far behind.

How about Thai viewers’ first time? We’re also falling for shows that leave us hanging, like “Stranger Things” and “Narcos”. While shows that aren’t afraid to push boundaries, like “13 Reasons Why” and “Million Yen Women”, round out the Top 10.

Do you remember your first binge?


Top 10 Global “First Binges” on Netflix

1. Breaking Bad

2. Orange is the New Black

3. The Walking Dead

4. Stranger Things

5. Narcos

6. House of Cards

7. Prison Break

8. 13 Reasons Why

9. Grey’s Anatomy

10. American Horror Story



 Top 10 Thailand “First Binges” on Netflix

1. Stranger Things

2. Narcos

3. 13 Reasons Why

4. Marvel’s Iron Fist

5. Shooter

6. Breaking Bad

7. Riverdale

8. Million Yen Women

9. Orange Is the New Black

10. The Crown