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[06/08/16 - 06:06 AM]
Netflix and Binge: New Binge Scale Reveals TV Series We Devour and Those We Savor
Netflix analyzed more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries between October 2015 and May 2016.

[via press release from Netflix]

Netflix And Binge: New Binge Scale Reveals TV Series We Devour And Those We Savor

Members blow through Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black and The Walking Dead; are captivated by House of Cards, Narcos, Bloodline and Mad Men

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 8, 2016 -- Netflix members around the world are making their own rules when it comes to watching TV. Instead of one episode per week, Netflix members choose to binge watch their way through a series - that is, on average, finishing an entire season in one week. Though binge watching is clearly the new normal, not all series are enjoyed the same way. Today Netflix unveils The Binge Scale, revealing which shows we devour and which we savor.

Netflix examined global viewing* of more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries and found when members are focused on finishing a series, they watch a little over two hours a day to complete a season. When organizing series in relation to this benchmark, interesting patterns emerge, ranging from high energy narratives that are devoured to thought-provoking dramas that are savored.

Series like Sense8 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, Scream and The Fall towards the devour end of the scale. Likewise, comedies with a dramatic bent, like Orange is the New Black, Weeds and Grace and Frankie, seem to tickle our fancy and make it easy to say 'just one more.'

It's no surprise that complex narratives, like that of House of Cards and Bloodline, are indulged at an unhurried pace. Nor that viewers take care to appreciate the details of dramas set in bygone eras, like Mad Men and Narcos. Maybe less obvious are irreverent comedies like BoJack Horseman, Love and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. But the societal commentary that powers their densely layered comedy paired with characters that are as flawed as they are entertaining allow them to be savored.

"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. "Netflix helps you to find a series to binge no matter your mood or occasion, and the freedom to watch that series at your own pace - whether that's to appreciate the drama of Bloodline or power through Orange is the New Black."

THE NETFLIX BINGE SCALE (Based on global viewing data)

SAVOR

Irreverent Comedies: Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love, Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer

Political Dramas Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife

Historical Dramas Mad Men, Narcos

Superhero Drama Gotham, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones

Crime Dramas Better Call Saul, Bloodline

Dramatic Comedies Flaked, Grace & Frankie, Orange is the New Black, Weeds

Action & Adventure 24, Marco Polo, Prison Break, The Last Kingdom, Turn

Sci-Fi Ascension, Heroes, Sense8, The 100, The 4400

Horror Hemlock Grove, Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation

Thriller Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Fall, The Killing

DEVOUR

*METHODOLOGY

Netflix analyzed more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries between October 2015 and May 2016. The research examined member completion of the first season for all series. Data was only included for accounts that fully completed the season. Completion rates were organized into days and hours. The global median days to complete the first season of these series was five days. The median hours per session for completers overall was two hours and ten minutes. Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as 'savored.' Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as 'devoured.' Series were not restricted by launch dates, runtime or number of episodes. Where a series falls on The Netflix Binge Scale has no relation to viewership.

ABOUT NETFLIX

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading Internet television network with over 81 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.





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· 100, THE (CW)
· 24 (FOX)
· 4400, THE (USA)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· ASCENSION (SYFY)
· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· BLOODLINE (NETFLIX)
· BOJACK HORSEMAN (NETFLIX)
· BREAKING BAD (NETFLIX)
· CLUB DE CUERVOS (NETFLIX)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· F IS FOR FAMILY (NETFLIX)
· FALL, THE (NETFLIX)
· FLAKED (NETFLIX)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· GRACE AND FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· HEMLOCK GROVE (NETFLIX)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· LAST KINGDOM, THE (NETFLIX)
· LOVE (NETFLIX)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MARCO POLO (NETFLIX)
· MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL (NETFLIX)
· MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (NETFLIX)
· NARCOS (NETFLIX)
· OCCUPIED (PIVOT)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SCREAM (VH1)
· SENSE8 (NETFLIX)
· SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH (HBO)
· TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES (AMC)
· UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (NETFLIX)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
· WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (NETFLIX)
· Z NATION (SYFY)





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