Netflix Analyzes Which Shows Are Most Binge-Watched and It Turns Out We’re All a Bunch of Spooky Creeps

The Fall
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Well, well, well. The truth comes out. Everyone’s always walking around all nice and normal, but once they get home, it’s chills and thrills until bedtime. Netflix analyzed the viewing habits of users watching “more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries.” While the average member can typically finish a season in a week, “binges” are designated as two or more hours of TV watching at a time and are more likely to be horror or thriller series like The Fall, The Killing, and Dexter. Users watching comedies like BoJack Horseman or political dramas like House of Cards tended to consume them at a more leisurely pace. Hmmm, so maybe this is why everyone has a problem sleeping? The two-plus hours of wonderful murder we consume at a time? Not that anyone should stop, ever, but it’s something to think about.

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