Netflix & Binge: New Binge Scale Reveals TV Series We Devour and Those We Savor

THE NETFLIX BINGE SCALE** (Based on global viewing data)


Irreverent Comedies:

  • Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love, Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer

Political Dramas

  • Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife, The West Wing

Historical Dramas

  • Mad Men, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, The Americans

Superhero Drama

  • Gotham, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Flash

Crime Dramas

  • Better Call Saul, Bloodline, Fargo, The Blacklist, The Bridge, Twin Peaks

Dramatic Comedies

  • Flaked, Grace & Frankie, Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black, Parenthood, Rescue Me, Weeds

Action & Adventure

  • 24, Arrow, La Reina del Sur, Marco Polo, Outlander, Prison Break, The Last Kingdom, Turn, Vikings


  • Ascension, Between, Heroes, Orphan Black, Sense8, The 100, The 4400, Under the Dome


  • American Horror Story, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation


  • Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, The Fall, The Following, The Killing



Netflix analyzed more than 100 serialized TV series across more than 190 countries between October 2015 and May 2016. The research examined member completion of the first season for all series. Data was only included for accounts that fully completed the season. Completion rates were organized into days and hours. The global median days to complete the first season of these series was five days. The median hours per session for completers overall was two hours and ten minutes. Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savored.’ Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured.’ Series were not restricted by launch dates, runtime or number of episodes. Where a series falls on The Netflix Binge Scale has no relation to viewership.


Are you a devourer or a taster?