You will never guess which Netflix show is the most binge-watched in Canada

The streaming company ranked the 20 programs that Canadians binge-watched most.

The streaming company ranked the 20 programs that Canadians binge-watched most

Netflix looked at "binge racers" — that is, people who race to watch whole seasons of TV shows right after their release. (Heather Collett/CBC Music and q digital)

Netflix has released the list of TV shows that Canadians binge-watch the most — and the most popular may come as a surprise. 

Specifically, the streaming company looked at "binge-racers" — that is, people who speedily watch as many episodes as they can in the first 24 hours after the show's season release. 

The binge phenomenon has exploded, with millions of people watching entire seasons in a matter of hours or days, and newspapers, blogs and online magazines publishing season recaps and reviews before many viewers have even seen the first episode.

According to Netflix, the number of subscribers worldwide who binge-race has grown from 200,000 in 2013 to more than five million in 2017.

(For the record, the data also takes time zones into account.)

So, which shows attract the most Canadian TV viewing diehards? Here is the countdown:

20. Luther

19. Chewing Gum

18. Master of None

17. Orange is the New Black

16. Atypical

15. Love

14. Cuckoo

13. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

12. Stranger Things

11. Wet Hot American Summer

10. Friends from College

9. Grace and Frankie

​8. F is for Family

7. The Seven Deadly Sins

6. Santa Clarita Diet

5. Marvel's The Defenders

4. The Ranch

3. Fuller House

2. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

And the program binge watched the most in the first 24 hours after its release?

1. Trailer Park Boys

So what are you binge watching this year? Let us know in the comments.


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