Netflix unveiled some unusual viewership data today, explaining the concept of “binge racing” and revealing that its most “binge raced” show is “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”
The streaming service ranked the Top 20 binge raced shows and the Top 20 countries for binge racing, with Canada topping the U.S. to rank No. 1.
Binge racing is essentially racing through an entire season of a show within 24 hours of its release in an effort to be among the first viewers to finish the show. Netflix counts 8.4 million binge racers worldwide.
“A new type of fan has emerged on Netflix, and they’re racing to be the first to finish shows like ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Fuller House’ and more,” the streaming service said in today’s announcement. “Turns out streaming fast is a new status symbol.”
The announcement notes that the number of “launch day finishers” increased more than 20 times over between 2013 and 2016.
Please click here to read the full announcement, which includes the Top 20 binge raced shows, the Top 20 binge racing countries, the methodology behind all this and other details about the binge racing phenomenon.