By Rebecca Moody Data Journalisty
At the end of 2020, Netflix passed the 200 million paid memberships mark, meaning 2.7 percent of the world’s population pay for a Netflix account.
But which country is binging the most Netflix and how much content has the average person in each country consumed since their Netflix subscription began?
Results are based on the 24,796 Netflix viewing histories uploaded through our Time Spent Streaming tool.
Since opening their Netflix account, the average user has spent:
- 67,796 minutes watching Netflix (equivalent to 1,130 hours or 47 days)
- 11,824 minutes watching Netflix movies (equivalent to 197 hours or 8 days). This accounts for just over 17% of their overall viewing
- 55,972 minutes watching Netflix TV series (932 hours or 39 days). This accounts for almost 83% of their overall viewing
South Americans watch the most Netflix
According to our statistics, South Americans are streaming the most Netflix content. But there is one country that gets our “biggest binge-watchers” title–Peru.
Peruvians have consumed an average of 115,300 minutes of Netflix. This equates to 1,922 hours or 80 days – 52 percent more than average. And they are closely followed by Argentinians who have binged an average of 110,459 minutes of Netflix since opening their account. Other top countries include Chile, Mexico, and Colombia, all of which have consumed over 100,000 minutes on average.
South Americans are binging the most TV series
Even though all users binge more series than movies, it’s the South Americans who are getting through the most. Chileans have watched the most minutes of TV series, averaging 95,641 minutes, which is over 89 percent of their overall content. But it’s actually the Bulgarians who dedicate most of their Netflix viewing time to TV series. Over 91 percent of their Netflix titles are TV series, with the average Bulgarian watching 38,727 minutes of TV series compared to just 3,822 minutes of movies.