Netflix Study: You Binge Hard on Thrillers, Go Slower With Comedies

When you’re Breaking Bad you do it at a breakneck pace, a House of Cards is dealt thoughtfully and a Wet Hot American Summer is best enjoyed leisurely. Such are among the results of a Netflix study measuring how quickly people consume entire seasons of a show, and which types of programs are binged fastest.

Analyzing customers’ bingeing of an 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries, Netflix found that the median days to complete the first season of a series was five, while the median hours-per-session for completers was 2 hours, 10 minutes. For the purposes of Netflix’s Binge Scale (detailed and displayed below), series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as “Savored,” while those viewed more than two hours per day are said to be “Devoured.”

Check out where your recently binged series land on the scale below, tell us if the level or Savor vs. Devour matches up with Netflix’s findings.

Irreverent Comedies:
Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love,
Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer
Political Dramas
Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife, The West Wing
Historical Dramas
Mad Men, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, The Americans
Superhero Drama
Gotham, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Flash
Crime Dramas
Better Call Saul, Bloodline, Fargo, The Blacklist, The Bridge, Twin Peaks
Dramatic Comedies
Flaked, Grace & Frankie, Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black,
Parenthood, Rescue Me, Weeds
Action & Adventure
24, Arrow, La Reina del Sur, Marco Polo, Outlander,
Prison Break, The Last Kingdom, Turn, Vikings
Ascension, Between, Heroes, Orphan Black, Sense8,
The 100, The 4400, Under the Dome
American Horror Story, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful,
Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation
Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy,
The Fall, The Following, The Killing