Netflix rarely, if ever, releases information how many subscribers are watching what, who's watching them, and for how long.
Ratings for individual shows are even harder to gauge: Sometimes, Netflix would just renew a show all of a sudden — or worse, cancel. There'd be no previous indication whether a show had performed well or abysmally other than a renewal or cancelation.
Even though Netflix has said in the past that it would continue making viewership statistics a secret "for as long as we can," there's suddenly this:
Instead of revealing stats, it appears Netflix has chosen to make fun of certain folks who watched a particular show or movie too frequently, like the 53 people who watched A Christmas Prince for the past 18 days.
Another user apparently watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl for 365 days straight — which means that every day for a year, this folk managed to watch the film in question, which is 142 minutes long, or nearly two and a half hours. That represents more than 800 hours of a life spent watching swashbuckling pirates elbow one another. That's an achievement only rivaled by the person who watched the third Lord of the Rings film 361 times this year.
The couple of stats above partially make up the streaming service's viewership numbers that's released annually sort of as a year-ender to examine people's streaming habits. These are very general stats, though, like the average Netflix subscriber having watched 60 films or 140 million hours of content watched daily.
In a post published Dec. 11, Netflix listed, rather vaguely, the shows subscribers watched most this year. Shows such as American Vandal, 13 Reasons Why, and Riverdale were watched for more than two hours per day; while shows such as The Crown, Big Mouth, and GLOW were watched for less than two hours per day.
A total of 1 billion hours are logged in Netflix per week, according to the stats. That's astonishing, though hardly surprising — as of the third quarter of 2017, it's already amassed 109 million subscribers worldwide, half of which are U.S.-based. According to BuzzFeed, the United states ranked fourth on the list of countries with the most people who watch Netflix daily — behind Mexico, Canada, and Peru.
What did you watch on Netflix this year? Did you binge a whole lot of shows? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!