Indians binge watch Netflix faster than global average


MUMBAI: India saw a massive rise in Netflix binge-watching this year. Here’s a flashback at the most intriguing streaming moments that defined the platform’s viewership in 2017.

Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours of TV shows, movies, documentaries and more per day - that’s about one billion hours per week. The average global member watched 60 movies on Netflix this year.

A member in India watched The SpongeBob SquarePants movie 171 times in 2017. The most popular day for streaming in India was 29 October 2017.

Indians binge watch faster (3 days) than the global average (4 days). Interestingly, while Indians are among the top mobile downloaders in the world for Netflix content, TV devices continue to be important for streaming, with more than a third (34 per cent) of Netflix viewing hours in India being through connected TVs.

Narcos, Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why were the top watched shows in India. Shows that got the family on the couch included Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Fuller House and Riverdale. In some cases, more than two hours were given to shows such as Marvel’s Iron Fist and The Defenders along with sci-fi series The Mist. Shows that were seen for a little less than two hours were Neo Yokio, Big Mouth, You Me Her and One Day at a Time

The Shows That Got India Cheating in 2017

We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on NarcosStranger Things, Mindhunter and more.

1. Narcos

2. Stranger Things

3. 13 Reasons Why

4. Mindhunter

5. Black Mirror

6.       Marvel’s the Defenders

7.       Orange is the New Black

8.       Riverdale

9.       The Crown

10.      Better Call Saul

The Shows That Brought India Together in 2017

Whether for adventure, Chief Hopper or bromance (#DadSteve), Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: DiscoveryGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.

1. Stranger Things

2. 13 Reasons Why

3. Chef’s Table

4. Riverdale

5. Star Trek: Discovery

6.       ASQUE

7.       Fuller House

8.       Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

9.       Atypical

10.     The Good Place

The Shows India Devoured in 2017

We took an escape from reality, sought thrill and adventure, by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) superhero shows likeMarvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders as well as sci-fi series The Mist.

1. My Only Love Song

2. 13 Reasons Why

3. Marvel’s Iron Fist

4. The Mist

5. Shooter

6.       Riverdale

7.       Terrace House: Aloha State

8.       Greenleaf

9.       American Vandal

10.     Marvel’s The Defenders

The Shows India Savored in 2017

We savoured (watching less than two hours per day) the heartwarming moments in shows such as Neo YokioBig MouthYou Me Her and One Day at a Time.  

1. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Series

2. Samurai Gourmet

3. Big Mouth

4. Disjointed

5. Neo Yokio

6.       You Me Her

7.       The Crown

8.       One Day at a Time

9.       ASQUE

10.     The Confession Tapes

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