netflix

We may not be getting Netflix viewership numbers, but the company is at least providing information about what shows are most bingeable. This week it announced “The Binge Scale,” which indicates which genre of shows viewers “devour” quickly and which ones are “savored” at a more leisurely pace.

In a new study, it looked at 100 serialized TV shows across 190 countries between October 2015 and May 2016 and found that the median hours per session for viewers wanting to complete a series was two hours and ten minutes. So watching more than two hours a day was something devoured, and less than two hours meant it was savored.

The series that users binge on the hardest are fall into the categories of thrillers, horrors and sci-fi, such as “Sense8,” “Orphan Black” and “The Fall.” These types of series elicit an emotional response and inspire you to keep going, Netflix claims. On the other end of the scale, viewers take more time getting through a season of a series that’s a political drama (“Homeland”), an irreverent comedy (“Arrested Development”) or a historical drama (“Narcos”). They tend to be more thought-provoking and open to interpretation.

The Daily

Subscribe

Is Verizon Ready to Compete with Cable?

Verizon is making progress toward its goal of developing connectivity products that can compete with those from traditional cable providers, but has it done enough to convince investors and consumers that it is worth betting on?

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jan 28
Cablefax 100 – 2022 Nominations Due: January 28, 2022
Mar 11
The FAXIES 2022Entry Deadline: March 11
Apr 1
Cablefax Top Ops – 2022Nominations Due: April 1, 2022
Jun 3
The Diversity List – 2022Nomination Deadline: June 3
Aug 12
Most Powerful Women – 2022Nominations Due: August 12
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.