Here are the Netflix shows people binge-watch the most
For the second time in the company’s history, Netflix Inc. has published a press release that gives investors a tiny bit more insight into what shows and films are popular on the streaming service.
The most binge watched show: “American Vandal,” a true-crime satire that is centered on the blowback from a costly high school prank.
Shares of Netflix NFLX, -1.23% are down a fraction at $186.17 after hours.
This year, Netflix included only its original content in the ranking and considered shows that people watched more than two hours a day as “devoured” — read: binge watched — and shows that consumers watched less than two hours every day the company tagged as “savored.” The most “savored” show was “The Crown,” a program about Queen Elizabeth II’s life.
The company also disclosed that viewers around the world watch 140 million hours every day and about 1 billion hours of Netflix a week.
Netflix is notoriously tight-lipped about its viewership and streaming-habits data and based Monday’s release on results from November 1 of this year, to November 1, 2016.
1. American Vandal
3. 13 Reasons Why
4. Anne with an E
8. The Keepers
9. The OA
10. The Confession Tapes
The company also conducted a survey of 60,000 members about what shows they skipped ahead of their significant others to watch. Topping that list are “Narcos” and “13 Reasons Why.” The survey also indicated that Netflix original “Stranger Things” was the show families would most watch together.
Netflix stock is up 50% this year, as the S&P 500 index has gained 19%. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based company has beaten Wall Street estimates in four of the past five quarters. Analysts polled by FactSet model fourth-quarter earnings of 42 cents a share on sales of $3.2 billion.