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Netflix has released a list of the shows which people have binge-watched first. To be honest, there are very few surprises on the list, but it is a good excuse to get everyone checking their viewing activity to find out what their own “first binge” was on Netflix.
While binge-watching was a thing before Netflix even existed, the two have now become inseparable. Because while people did used to binge-watch their way through DVD box sets, Netflix almost made it the default option by playing the next episode as soon as the previous one ended.
The Top 10 First Binges on Netflix
To prove the point, Netflix has revealed the 10 shows which most people binge-watched first. Netflix considers a binge being when you watch “at least one season of a show within 7 days of starting.” However, it has only focused on people joining Netflix within the last five years.
According to Netflix, the top 10 “first binges” globally are:
- Breaking Bad
- Orange is the New Black
- The Walking Dead
- Stranger Things
- House of Cards
- Prison Break
- 13 Reasons Why
- Grey’s Anatomy
- American Horror Story
There are an inordinate number of Netflix Originals on that list. Possibly as a result of those being the shows people have signed up to watch, and possibly as a result of Netflix promoting them heavily every time you open the app. Either way, this is good news for Netflix.
How to Check Your Netflix Viewing Activity
To check all of the shows and movies you have watched on Netflix:
- Open Netflix in your web browser.
- Hover over your profile picture in the top right-hand corner.
- Click Account.
- Click Viewing Activity.
- You can then scroll down your list of viewed content in chronological order.
You can do this for all of your profiles by clicking on “Manage profiles”.
What Was Your First Binge on Netflix?
People’s viewing habits on Netflix are fascinating. Having scrolled all the way through my Viewing Activity I discovered that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was my “first binge”. But then I’ve been a subscriber so long that was before Netflix started throwing money at original content.
What was the first show you binge-watched on Netflix? Are you a serial binge-watcher or do you prefer to take your time? Do you worry that Netflix is turning us all into square-eyed couch potatoes? Please let us know in the comments below!
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