2017 brought a lot of learning and also, A LOT of watching. Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day (that’s a little more one billion hours per week in case you were wondering). The most popular of which fell on Monday, 16 October in Ireland – the day Hurricane Ophelia struck – schools and businesses closed and everyone needed a comfort binge during the official duvet day.
Even Antarctica got in on the watching action, where someone (a penguin) binged through Shameless. Not to be outdone, Mexico takes the top spot for having the most members to watch Netflix every-single-day (#goals).
The ones we’re still scratching our heads about, the person who watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 days in a row (streamin’ me timbers?) while an Irish Netflix member watched “Just Go With It” 308 times during 2017. Impressive feats, especially as the average member watched around 60 movies on Netflix this year.
There’s much to say about what we watched, but how we watched was also intriguing. Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way – there were those we devoured, those we savoured, those we cheated on, and those that brought us together…
The Shows We Devoured in 2017
Globally we took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) sci-fi series likes of 3%, Travelers and The OA. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) in The Keepers and The Confession Tapes also had us watching with might. While members in Ireland devoured crime dramas like Ingobernable, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders
3. The Mist
4. 13 Reasons Why
5. Marvel’s Iron Fist
6. Marvel’s The Defenders
7. One Day at a Time
8. Santa Clarita Diet
The Shows We Savoured in 2017
We needed a laugh this year and Irish members found that solace by savouring (watching less than two hours per day) comedies like You Me Her, ASOUE, GLOW and Big Mouth. We also took care to enjoy the splendour of The Crown (it is a visual feast fit for a queen after all).
1. The Crown
3. El Chapo
4. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
5. The Confession Tapes
8. Big Mouth
9. Neo Yokio
10. You Me Her
The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 2017
We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on Narcos, Ozark, Black Mirror and more (don’t tell Marty).
2. 13 Reasons Why
3. Stranger Things
4. Orange is the New Black
6. Black Mirror
7. Marvel’s The Defenders
8. Marvel’s Iron Fist
The Shows That Brought Us Together in 2017
Whether for the 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: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.
1. Stranger Things
2. 13 Reasons Why
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
4. Star Trek Discovery
5. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
7. Fuller House
8. Chef’s Table
10. Anne with E