Stranger Things, Narcos are India's favourite shows on Netflix
The two shows were viewed the most by Indian viewers this year on the streaming platform
Popular science fiction-horror web series Stranger Things and Narcos were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix. An Indian subscriber watched The SpongeBob SquarePants movie 171 times in 2017. The most popular day to stream in India was October 29, 2017. These were all revelations that came out of a recent report shared by Netflix.
Indian members are also supposedly more likely to binge-watch 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 seems to have witnessed a massive rise in this figure this year. A statement from the video service also showed that the average global member watched 60 movies on Netflix this year.
Interestingly, while Indians are amongst the top mobile downloaders in the world for Netflix content, TV devices continue to be important for streaming, with more than a third (34 per cent) of Netflix viewing hours in India being through connected TVs. The shows that got India streaming in 2017 were: Narcos, Stranger Things, 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 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.
The shows most seen in India in 2017 are My Only Love Song, 13 Reasons Why, Marvel's Iron Fist, The Mist, Shooter, Riverdale, Terrace House: Aloha State, Greenleaf, American Vandal and Marvel's The Defenders. The popularity is based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017. The data was inclusive of new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017 only.