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No slouches on couches: Netflix's Binge Racers revealed

THINK you're a binge Netflix viewer?

Well meet these crazy Americans who are watching an entire series not over a week or weekend - but in less than a day.

Netflix says there are 8.4 million members who have gone on a Binge Race to complete a series within 24 hours of its release.

Little wonder the content giant has huge bills to keep up with the demand.

Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in Narcos. Photo Contributed
Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in Narcos. Photo Contributed Contributed

TV junkies can't get enough of Stranger Things, Narcos, Fuller House, The Seven Deadly Sins it seems.

 Between 2013 and 2016 the number of launch day finishers increased more than 20 times over.

There's a Netflix member in Australia who has raced 13 times this year (12th globally).

Stranger Things.
Stranger Things. YouTube



And before you assume that racers are just basement-dwelling couch potatoes, Netflix claims these are super fans.

They're TV professionals and their speed of watching is an 'achievement to be proud of and brag about'.

 

Orange Is The New Black Season 5
Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Jojo Whilden/Netflix

And unfortunately, the disease is not just confined to the US. 

In fact, there's quite a few in Canberra by the look of below.

Netflix's own data shows these are top 20 Binge Raced Shows:

Feel like Binge Racing through Gilmore Girls?
Feel like Binge Racing through Gilmore Girls?

1. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
2. Marvel's The Defenders
3. Santa Clarita Diet
4. The Seven Deadly Sins
5. The Ranch
6. Fuller House
7. Atypical
8. White Gold
9. Friends from College
10. F is for Family 11. Stranger Things
12.  Grace and Frankie
13. Orange Is the New Black
14.  GLOW
15. Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
16. Frontier
17.  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
18. You Me Her
19. Chewing Gum
20.  Anne with an E

The four year wait for Marvel's The Defenders is over.
The four year wait for Marvel's The Defenders is over. Netflix



Biggest Binge Racers by state/territory (per capita)

1. Australian Capital Territory
2. Queensland
3. Tasmania
4. Other AU
5. South Australia
6. Victoria
7. Western Australia
8. New South Wales

 

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