Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
netflix popcorn

Binge watching is a relatively new phenomenon. Since the likes of Netflix made all episodes of a series available at once, many of us have lost entire weekends sat in front of the TV devouring them. Now it's time to see which shows are the most binged.

Netflix has published The Binge Scale, running from the most binged like 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Killing' to those that are savoured, like 'BoJack Horseman' and 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'.

Thrillers and horror series rate highly on The Binge Scale, while we tend to take longer to get through irreverent comedies.

netflix binge scale

On average, viewers finish an entire series every week, according to Netflix. It analysed global viewing of more than 100 serialised TV series across more than 190 countries.

When viewers are focussed on finishing a series, they watch a little over two hours a day.

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said how quickly we watch a series depends on what kind of story it is.

"As The Binge Scale indicates, the viewing experience of a series can range from the emotional to the thought-provoking," she said. "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'."

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Dave Beck 5 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix already provide a service if the country has a Netflix service. My UK Netflix account works for US...
  • Robert KołOdziej 5 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix, for example, detects and blocks VPN. Tried it and failed just before Easter when we were abroad....
  • Vorteilspack 5 months ago Is Netflix making its own news... Oh no! Whoever told Netflix to do that did a good job sucking up money for something the world doesn't...

Search news