Aussies are the eighth-fastest binge-racers according to Netflix

Posted: 18 October 2017 7:02 am


It's official: we Aussies love to binge.

Binge-racing - or watching an entire season of a show within 24 hours of its release - has long been a popular activity on Netflix, and today the entertainment giant has revealed just how obsessed we are with watching the latest shows as fast as humanly possible.

Using data collected from its viewers, Netflix has determined that over 8.4 million people worldwide have binged an entire season of a new show on Netflix less than a day after it's been made available. Furthermore, in the three years from 2013 to 2016, this number has grown by more than 20 times.

The kinds of shows most-commonly binge-raced like this range from comedies like Master of None and Dear White People to longer fare like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Stranger Things. Top of the list, though, is the Gilmore Girls revival season, closely followed by Fuller House and Marvel's The Defenders.

In comparing audiences from around the world, Netflix found Aussies rank at number eight on the top binge-racing countries. Unsurprisingly, the United States clocks in high at number two, though the top slot goes to Canada, which spent most of its time racing through its home-grown comedy Trailer Park Boys.

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