These Are the Shows Netflix Users Couldn't Wait to Watch

Marco Green
October 18, 2017

Netflix is quick to dispel the notion that binge racers are just lazy couch potatoes, though. That's defined as plowing through a streaming-network series' entire season in less than 24 hours after the release of all those episodes. They call these marathon-streamers a "new kind of fan" - people who treat finishing a show as an achievement that comes with bragging rights. One customer has actually binge raced through 36 series this year.

In comparing audiences from around the world, Netflix found Aussies rank at number eight on the top binge-watching countries.

And examining Australia's binge racers, the ACT tops the list as the biggest territory for the trend per capita. Binge racing, the streaming giant says, is their sport.

Queensland comes in second, followed by Tasmania, "Other AU" (those who have not necessarily identified a region) came in at fourth, while South Australia claimed fifth place.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House were voraciously consumed by users upon their release, giving birth to a new term: "Binge racer".

Rounding out the top 10 were Santa Clarita Diet, Trailer Park Boys, F is for Family, Orange is the New Black, and Stranger Things.

We've all done it - most of us anyway - but now there's an officially coined hashtag-worthy name for it: binge-racing.

Fuller House reigns supreme in Ecuador, Club de Cuervos scored the number 1 slot in Mexico, and Marvel's The Defenders takes the cake in Korea.

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