Who doesn’t like to netflix and chill these days? Instead of having to watch only 1 episode per week as they come out, now we binge watch seasons at a time thanks to netflix. We control what we want to watch when we want to watch it. Research data shows how we watch tv when in control. Only accounts that fully completed the seasons were considered in the study, which shows Irreverent comedies as least popular, and thrillers as most popular.
- Netflix has conducted some research into global viewing patterns to produce “The Binge Scale”, revealing which shows we devour and which we savour.
- Series like Sense8, Orphan Black and The 100 grab you, assault your senses, and as The Binge Scale shows, make it hard to pull away. The classic elements of horror and thrillers go straight for the gut, pushing the placement of series like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and The Fall towards the devour end of the scale.
- “As The Binge Scale indicates, the viewing experience of a series can range from the emotional to the thought-provoking,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
“We are making our own rules when it comes to watching TV. Instead of one episode per week, we are more likely to binge watch our way through a series — on average finishing an entire season in seven days.”