Popular science fiction-horror web series “Stranger Things 2” and “Narcos” were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix.
A member in India watched “The SpongeBob Square Pants” movie 171 times in 2017. The most popular day to stream in India was October 29, 2017. Indian members are more likely to binge a TV show at a faster pace than the rest of the world three days versus the global average of four days.
This year, Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more per day that's about one billion hours per week.
India saw a massive rise in bingeing this year. The average global member watched 60 movies on Netflix this year, read a statement from the global streaming video service.
Interestingly, while Indians are amongst the top mobile downloader’s in the world for Netflix content, TV devices continue to be important for streaming, with more than a third (34%) of Netflix viewing hours in India being through connected TVs. The shows that got India cheating in 2017 were: “Narcos”, “Stranger Things 2”, “13 Reasons Why”, “Mindhunter”, “Black Mirror”, “Marvel's the Defenders”, “Orange is the New Black”, “Riverdale”, “The Crown”, and “Better Call Saul”.
Netflix members ranked “Stranger Things 2” as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, and “Fuller House”. Other shows that brought India together in 2017 were: “13 Reasons Why”, “Chef's Table”, “Riverdale”, “ASOUE”, “Atypical”, and “The Good Place”.
This data was inclusive of new show and new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017 only.
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