Have you ever heard of a “binge racer”? No? It’s ok, neither have I. Let me explain this term… A binge racer is someone that binge watches a Netflix season in less than 24 hours.
Less than 24 hours? Yes… A whole season. While this will take a bit of time to get though the series, if you binge race to watch, you’ll more than likely get through the series at a faster rate. Another fun fact? There are more than 8 million binge racers in the world.
That means there are more than 8 million people binging through seasons, whole entire seasons in less than 24 hours. That means that when a new season comes out of the hottest show like Stranger Things season two or Mindhunter, it is being binge watched, the whole thing in less than two days.
How is this possible? Dedication. That’s how. While Netflix uses their suggestion list as titles that their fans want to see, they also utilize this statistic as well. Let’s take Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life for example…
A Year in the Life was watched so quickly, that it left fans wanting more. There was never a faithful contract stating that there would be another revival, but with how quickly fans gobbled the show up, there may be hope.
While this isn’t set in stone, it is a standing factor that, depending on how quickly you binge watch the latest season of your favorite show, it may bump it in to the next level giving it the opportunity to have another season.
While it is not hard to watch six hours of television in 24 hours, it is pretty tricky when you’ve got other obligations. But it is doable. Making you aware of this statistic does not have the purpose of making you go out and binge watch every series that you love and wish to see more of.
I repeat, there is nothing set in stone but A Year in the Life was named one of the most binged shows on Netflix. Netflix creators would be stupid not to pick up this show as it not only has a huge following, but it is also a fan favorite of many– Young and old.
Do you think this statistic could play a factor in renewing content on Netflix or picking up shows? While I think it is unrealistic to watch whole seasons in a day to get your favorite show recognized, there are stranger things that have occurred, right? Are you a binge racer? What is your favorite show to binge race?