It’s pretty well reported at this stage that Irish people love watching Netflix, and apparently it was our go-to way to batten down during Hurricane Ophelia.

According to Netflix, members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day (that’s a little more one billion hours per week in case you were wondering). The most popular1 of which fell on Monday, October 16th in Ireland – the day Hurricane Ophelia struck – schools and businesses closed and everyone needed a comfort binge during the official duvet day.

Even Antarctica got in on the watching action, where someone binged through Shameless. Not to be outdone, Mexico takes the top spot for having the most members to watch Netflix every-single-day.

There’s been some very strange viewing habits worldwide, with one person who watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 days in a row, while an Irish Netflix member watched “Just Go With It” 308  times during 2017.  The average member watched around 60 movies on Netflix this year.

Here are the big ones that we watched in 2017:

The Shows We Devoured in 20172

Globally we took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) sci-fi series likes of 3%, Travelers and The OA. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) in The Keepers and The Confession Tapes also had us watching with might.  While members in Ireland devoured crime dramas like Ingobernable, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders

  1. Ingobernable
  2. Greenleaf
  3. The Mist
  4. 13 Reasons Why
  5. Marvel’s Iron Fist
  6. Marvel’s The Defenders
  7. One Day at a Time
  8. Santa Clarita Diet
  9. Riverdale
  10. Frontier

The Shows We Savoured in 20173

We needed a laugh this year and Irish members found that solace by savouring (watching less than two hours per day) comedies like You Me Her, ASOUE, GLOW and Big Mouth.  We also took care to enjoy the splendour of The Crown (it is a visual feast fit for a queen after all).

  1. The Crown
  2. Ozark
  3. El Chapo
  4. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
  5. The Confession Tapes
  6. ASOUE
  7. GLOW
  8. Big Mouth
  9. Neo Yokio
  10. You Me Her

The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 20174

We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on NarcosOzarkBlack Mirror and more.

  1. Narcos
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. Stranger Things
  4. Orange is the New Black
  5. Sense8
  6. Black Mirror
  7. Marvel’s The Defenders
  8. Marvel’s Iron Fist
  9. Ozark
  10. MINDHUNTER

The Shows That Brought Us Together in 20175

Whether for the adventure or Chief Hopper, Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: DiscoveryGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.

  1. Stranger Things
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  4. Star Trek Discovery
  5. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  6. Riverdale
  7. Fuller House
  8. Chef’s Table
  9. Atypical
  10. Anne with E

Methodology:

Popularity based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017

2/3 Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savored.’ Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured.’ Data was inclusive of new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.

Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows as a couple in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1,  2016 – November 1, 2017 only.

5 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows with their family in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.

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