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From Stranger Things to Narcos: Here’s what Netflix’s Indian viewers devoured in 2017

Popular science fiction-horror web series Stranger Things and Narcos were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix.

tv Updated: Dec 12, 2017 17:32 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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This image released by Netflix shows David Harbour in a scene from Stranger Things. (AP)

Popular science fiction-horror web series Stranger Things and Narcos were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix.

An Indian viewer watched The SpongeBob SquarePants movie 171 times in 2017. The most popular day to stream in India was October 29, 2017.

Indian members are more likely to binge a TV show at a faster pace than the rest of the world -- three days versus the global average of four days.

This year, Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours of TV shows, movies, documentaries and more per day - that’s about one billion hours per week.

India saw a massive rise in bingeing this year. The average global member watched 60 movies on Netflix this year, read a statement from the global streaming video service.

Interestingly, while Indians are among the top mobile downloaders in the world for Netflix content, TV devices continue to be important for streaming, with more than a third (34 per cent) of Netflix viewing hours in India being through connected TVs.

In this image released by Netflix, Claire Foy, left, and Matt Smith in a scene from The Crown. (AP)

The shows that got India streaming in 2017 were: Narcos, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Mindhunter, Black Mirror,Marvel’s the Defenders, Orange is the New Black, Riverdale, The Crown and Better Call Saul.

Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.

The popularity is based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017. Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savoured’.

Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured’. Data was inclusive of new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017 only.

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First Published: Dec 12, 2017 17:31 IST