While you’re watching Netflix, Netflix is watching you. Well, we all knew that by the disquieting way that Netflix binge-shames us on Twitter. The company is also watching new Netflix subscribers, and they’ve discovered some interesting trends in how they watch.
There’s a top list for binge-watching for new Netflix subscribers. The company revealed all, recently, along with 2017 4th Quarter earnings.
According to Variety, there were 8.3 new Netflix subscribers in 2017. Nearly two million were in the U.S. alone.
The First Binge for New Netflix Subscribers
Netflix is kind of like a drug. New Netflix subscribers suddenly discover they can re-watch all six seasons of a nostalgic favorite in one weekend. After that, it’s all becomes sort of a blur. They get hooked. The next thing you know, they start binge-racing.
The company says it takes only 12 days for new Netflix subscribers to take their first binge. They also revealed that it’s the bad boys and bad girls that get us hooked. According to Netflix, Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black top the list of first binge.
The top 10 are:
- Breaking Bad
- Orange is the New Black
- The Walking Dead
- Stranger Things
- House of Cards
- Prison Break
- 13 Reasons Why
- Grey’s Anatomy
- American Horror Story
Grey’s Anatomy. Took up most of my summer. pic.twitter.com/vZE5RSvbCj
— Raquel (@raquel_v97) February 7, 2018
Netflix reports that most first binges take three days. In addition, as many as 35 percent of subscribers have re-watched that first binge.
Orange is the New Black pic.twitter.com/bQ5fVzzPLq
— صراح كينوي ستان اكاونت (@Nadation) February 7, 2018
Netflix needs to know these numbers to keep up with user demand. The streaming entertainment company also announced that it would be increasing its advertising budget from $1.3 billion to $2 billion in 2018. You can be sure that they’ll be promoting the titles that get new Netflix subscribers hooked!
What Was Your First Netflix Binge?
And if it’s been a long time since you became a new Netflix subscriber and can’t remember your first binge, you can always find out.
- Log in to Netflix on your computer and click on your avatar to open your account
- Click on “viewing activity” under “My Profile”
- Scroll ALL the way to the bottom of the list
what was the first thing you ever binge-watched?
[account > viewing activity > scroll aaaalllllllll the way down]
— Netflix (@netflix) February 7, 2018
If you’ve deleted titles from your viewing history because of, well, common decency and shame, they won’t show up. However, even titles that are no longer available will show on your history.
Try not to weep when you see all the chances you had to watch the last season of House M.D. that you didn’t take.
You may also have trouble going all the way back to the beginning if you set up separate profiles for different family members at some point.
What was your first binge? Post it in the comments below!
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