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Before the ball drops for 2018, Netflix is looking back on its members’ memories and milestones from the last year! It was a busy year in binging as members worldwide streamed 140 million hours per day (or more than one billion hours per week)!
What a difference a year makes. We learned how to launder money (Ozark) and profile serial killers (MINDHUNTER). That life is better with wrestling (GLOW) and just as crazy without Pablo (Narcos). And once again, that Eleven is not to be messed with (Stranger Things). The only thing we didn’t learn… who drew the dicks (American Vandal).
2017 brought a lot of learning and also, A LOT of watching.
Canadians started the year off bingeing with Sunday, January 1 being the most popular streaming day1. This trend continued throughout 2017 as Canada ranked second globally for having the most members to binge Netflix every single day. Amongst these dedicated Netflix users was one Canadian that watched The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 361 times in 2017!
There’s much to say about what we watched, but how we watched was also intriguing. Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way by Canadians…
The Shows We Devoured in 20172
We took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) drama series likes of Greenleaf, Suburra: Blood on Rome and Ingobernable. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) in The Keepers and The Confession Tapes also had us watching with might.
The Shows We Savoured in 20173
We needed a laugh this year and found that solace by savouring (watching less than two hours per day) shows like Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Friends from College and Big Mouth.We also took care to enjoy the splendor of The Crown (it is a visual feast fit for a queen after all).
The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 20174
We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on Narcos, Ozark, Black Mirror and more (don’t tell Marty).
The Shows That Brought Us Together in 20175
Whether for the adventure, Chief Hopper or bromance (#DadSteve), Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Fuller House and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Are we missing any shows that you binged this year? Share your favorites in the comments! And stay tuned to see the amazing line up on Netflix for 2018!!!
1 Popularity based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017
2/3 Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savored.’ Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured.’ Data was inclusive of new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only. Additional information on the Netflix Binge Scale here.
4 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows as a couple in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.
5 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows with their family in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.
Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I receive perks in the form of product in exchange for monthly posts. As always, opinions are my own…