If you're a movie or television buff, then you most likely enjoy a little binge watching on Netflix from time to time. Netflix is not only a wide sea of entertainment, it's also a place that holds some pretty surprising facts about people's entertainment needs. Here are 15 surprising fact about the way people use Netflix:
1. The Most Watched show of all time is:
Is this really a surprise? Breaking Bad has got to be one of the best television shows I've ever seen!
2. Netflix makes up 1/3 of all U.S. internet traffic
That means that most people on the internet are using Netflix, whenever they're using the internet.
3. Netflix outranks any cable TV Network
Sounds great, but maybe that's why TV ratings are suffering so much right now.
4. Netflix has 76,000 categories
So, there is no way you won't find something that appeals to you. They even have a "cool mustaches" category for goodness sake.
5. Netflix knows when you're not telling the truth about the movies you like
They base their algorithms off of what you actually watch and not just what you rate.
6. The company's revenue is estimated at $6 billion
There's a whole lot of binge watching going on obviously!
7. The time of day with the worst video quality is 7pm-9pm est
Take that in to account when you're thinking of a good time to binge out.
8. Approximately 60% of Netflix users binge-watch a show every few weeks
What? Only 60%
9. Early subscribers received Chinese hardcore porn
They had originally ordered a copy of the testimony Bill Clinton gave on the Monica Lewinsky incident.
10. Netflix has made a science out of spoilers so that they can avoid spoiling shows for you
If only this science could now be applied to my Facebook feed.
11. Netflix has worked hard to improve their recommendations so that you only spend 2 minutes or less finding a movie to watch
I don't know about you but, I NEVER spend less than 2 minutes deciding on a movie to watch.
12. Netflix thinks that people lie a lot about what they watch
People may rate documentaries on the regular to seem cultured, but that doesn't mean that's what their watching the most.
13. According to a 2015 study done by the University of Texas, people who binge watched were more likely to suffer from depression and loneliness
However, the study was only done on 316 people who may have watched as few as two episodes. Doesn't seem like very solid results there.