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Netflix: From Stranger Things to Narcos, here are the top 10 shows of 2017

The shows India savoured in 2017 were: Midnight Diner: Tokyo Series, Samurai Gourmet, Big Mouth, Disjointed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Stranger Things
Characters of Netflix show Stranger Things

Popular science fiction-horror web series "Stranger Things" and "Narcos" were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform

A member in India watched "The SpongeBob SquarePants" movie 171 times in 2017. The most popular day to stream in India was October 29, 2017.

Indian members are more likely to binge a TV show at a faster pace than the rest of the world — three days versus the global average of four days.

This year, 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 saw a massive rise in bingeing this year. The average global member watched 60 movies on this year, read a statement from the global streaming video service.

Interestingly, while Indians are amongst the top mobile downloaders in the world for content, TV devices continue to be important for streaming, with more than a third (34 per cent) of viewing hours in India being through connected TVs.

The shows that got India cheating 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".

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 India devoured in 2017 were: "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 shows India savoured in 2017 were: "Midnight Diner: Tokyo Series", "Samurai Gourmet", "Big Mouth", "Disjointed", "Neo Yokio", "You Me Her", "The Crown", "One Day at a Time", "ASOUE" and "The Confession Tapes".

The popularity is based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016, and November 1, 2017. Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as 'savoured'.

Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as 'devoured'. Data was inclusive of a new show or new season launches of originals from November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017, only.

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 15:17 IST