This country has more Netflix ultra binge-watchers than anywhere else in the world

Go, speed racer, go.
Go, speed racer, go.
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Canadians are crushing seasons of their homegrown comedy Trailer Park Boys, apparently.

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The country has the largest share of ultra binge-watchers on Netflix anywhere in the world. These are people who complete full seasons of shows within 24 hours of their release. (Netflix, which helped make binge-watching so ubiquitous that the term was added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, calls them “binge-racers.”) And four of the top 10 are from the Nordic nations.

It’s no longer enough for some Netflix users to simply binge a few episodes in a single sitting. A growing number are completing full seasons of hour-long dramas and half-hour comedies within 24 hours of their premieres on the platform.

There is one member in France who has finished 30 shows on Netflix this year alone, the company revealed this week.

Since 2012, 8.4 million Netflix members have watched at least one season of a series within 24 hours of its premiere. And the number of launch-day finishers on Netflix increased 20-fold between 2013 and 2016.

Globally, the most users on Netflix cruised through the Gilmore Girls revival within 24 hours of its 2016 launch, which was over Thanksgiving weekend in the US, when many offices and schools were closed.