Netflix reveals the top 20 shows that people binge watch in the fastest time 4 years ago

Netflix reveals the top 20 shows that people binge watch in the fastest time

Number one might come as something of a surprise.

With a significant number of the population enjoying an unexpected day off on Monday, it’s probably safe enough to say that some of you spent the day happily parked in front of the TV.


And, considering we were all instructed to remain indoors, there would have been no guilt attached to binge watching our favourite shows or introducing ourselves to new ones for the first time.

Some of those shows are likely to have shown up as part of research from Netflix on a phenomenon known as ‘binge racing’, practised by so-called ‘binge racers’ who strive to be the first to finish a show by speeding through an entire season of it within 24 hours of its release.

Ireland, it turns out, knows more about binge-watching than most, having been ranked in 11th place out of 190 countries when it comes to binge racing throughout the world. Canada, the United States, Denmark, Finland and Norway made up the top five.


To illustrate the type of behaviour that binge racers regularly engage with, Netflix says that five members in the United States raced through all five seasons of House of Cards on the day they were released, while one Netflix member in France has already raced through 30 shows this year alone.

As far as the shows these binge racers are watching are concerned, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life garnered the most global racers in its 24-hour debut, with Fuller House, Marvel’s The Defenders, The Seven Deadly Sins and The Ranch making up the top five.

Firm fan favourites such as Orange is the New Black (9), Stranger Things (10), House of Cards (17) and Master of None (20), also featured in the top 20, which you can see in full below.


Top 20 Binge Raced Shows on Netflix

  1. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  2. Fuller House
  3. Marvel's The Defenders
  4. The Seven Deadly Sins
  5. The Ranch
  6. Santa Clarita Diet
  7. Trailer Park Boys
  8. F is for Family
  9. Orange Is the New Black
  10. Stranger Things
  11. Friends from College
  12. Atypical
  13. Grace and Frankie
  14. Wet Hot American Summer
  15. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  16. House of Cards
  17. Love
  18. GLOW
  19. Chewing Gum
  20. Master of None

Top 20 Binge Racing Countries

  1. Canada
  2. United States
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. Norway
  6. Germany
  7. Mexico
  8. Australia
  9. Sweden
  10. Brazil
  11. Ireland
  12. United Kingdom
  13. France
  14. New Zealand
  15. Peru
  16. Netherlands
  17. Chile
  18. Portugal
  19. Italy
  20. United Arab Emirates