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CONVERGE | Entertainment

Do you remember your first time… bingeing on Netflix?

February 14, 2018

Most people wait until the third date, but globally it only takes two weeks (well, 12 days to be exact) for the majority of Netflix members to go all the way. No, not Netflix and chill. We’re talking about your first time bingeing on Netflix.

This Valentine’s Day, Netflix wants to help you remember your first time. Ask any of the 90% of members who have done it, and they’ll be able to tell you who it was with (probably Walter White), where they were (on a bus, if you’re MINDHUNTER’s Jonathan Groff) and how long it lasted (an impressive 3 days around the world, in most cases).

As for the shows that people fall in love with first, bad boys (and girls) came out on top. Breaking Bad is the most popular show that people binged first, with Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, House of Cards and Prison Break not far behind.

We’re also falling for shows that leave us hanging, like The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and American Horror Story. While shows that aren’t afraid to push boundaries, like 13 Reasons Why and Grey’s Anatomy, round out the Top 10.

Do you remember your first binge?

Top 10 “First Binges” Globally on Netflix:

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Orange is the New Black
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Stranger Things
  5. Narcos
  6. House of Cards
  7. Prison Break
  8. 13 Reasons Why
  9. Grey’s Anatomy
  10. American Horror Story

Methodology: Binge defined as completing at least one season of a show within 7 days of starting. Analysis focused on members who joined in the past five years. All TV series were included except for Kids/Family content and seasons with fewer than 5 episodes. More than 90% of Netflix members who have been a member for at least one year have completed a first binge.

You can watch your Netflix favorites easily on Cox Contour, where the movies and shows you love from live TV, On Demand and Netflix are now together on Contour. That means you can switch between them using just one remote and without switching TV inputs. Already a Netflix subscriber? Get started now—there are no additional charges!

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