Netflix’s “Binge Scale” Tells You Which Shows Are Most Gripping
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Not all binge watching is created equal. Some shows give you that “one more episode” feeling while others make you stop after each episode and absorb what you just saw.

No one know this better than Netflix. With its millions of users, it was able to create a cool new page called The Binge ScaleBasically, what Netflix did was dig through the global viewing patterns of more than 100 TV series across more than 190 countries to determine how users watched them.

It found that certain shows caused viewers to want to finish them quickly, meaning they watched over two hours a day. Other shows were binge watched at a slower pace with users watching under two hours a day.


Obviously, there will be exceptions, and you might find that certain parts of the scale don’t agree with your tastes, but this simple image serves as a solid baseline to help you choose what sort of show you want to watch.

Staying home from work for a week after a surgery stuck in bed? Perhaps something from the right side is what you need. Working 12 hours days and want to watch just one episode before bed each day? A genre from the left might be perfect for you.

Do you like to binge watch TV shows? Do you tend to go with the “one more” type of show, or the more thought-provoking options? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Scott
    June 9, 2016 at 10:19 am

    It would be great if I could actually see that scale. Can’t even make out the show titles while reading this article on my iPhone.