The 10 Most First-Binged Shows on Netflix and How You Can Find Yours


Netflix has unveiled the top shows that viewers binged for the first time.

To be clear, this isn’t the most-binged shows ever, but the first television shows that Netflix users really smashed out. For their methodology, the streaming giant defined a “binge” as “completing at least one season of a show within 7 days of starting”.

Much lauded series Breaking Bad came out on top as the show viewers most embraced for their first binge on the service. Orange is the New Black followed, with zombie series The Walking Dead, sci-fi hit Stranger Things and drug cartel drama Narcos rounding out the top five.

Now, this is a global Netflix list, so you may notice some shows in the top ten aren’t available in your territory. The number one position, for example, isn’t on Australian Netflix.

Without further ado, the top 10 “first binges” globally on Netflix:

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Orange is the New Black
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Stranger Things
  5. Narcos
  6. House of Cards
  7. Prison Break
  8. 13 Reasons Why
  9. Grey’s Anatomy
  10. American Horror Story

With the availability of so much content and with Netflix’s practice of unveiling complete seasons in one hit, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that 90% of users have indeed partaken in a binge. Most viewers take an average 12 days after joining the service to kick off their first binge, which lasts an average of 3 days. And finally, 35% of people have tuned in to rewatch their first binge.

How to find the first show on Netflix you binged:

If, like many, you’ve been binging for so long that you can’t remember what your first-binged show on Netflix is… well, of course there’s a hack for that. It’s as simple as scrolling all the way back through your awesome/embarrassing viewing history.

To do so, jump on the Netflix website home page, click your “Account” page in the drop-down menu you’ll find in the top right corner, find the “My Profile” section, then click “Viewing Activity”. Simply scroll all the way down (it could take a bit) and find the first season you binged within 7 days of starting.

Mine: Daredevil season 1. Great memories right there.

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Guillermo, Founder and Manager of ScreenRealm, lives and breathes all things screen and pop culture. He has over eight years' experience in the media landscape in a career that has encompassed television, radio, and the online space. When he's not working hard on ScreenRealm, you can find him at a local Sydney cinema or catching up on his ever-growing list of must-watch TV shows.

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