However, the streaming service did do something interesting on Tuesday in sharing a list of their top 20 “Binge-Raced” shows. By this, we mean shows that were watched by the most people in their entirety over the course of a 24-hour span after the release. The list looks at shows from the past several years, and you can see that in full below — it is in order from most-watched to least (though by no means is being at the bottom of this list a bad thing):
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Marvel’s The Defenders
The Seven Deadly Sins
Santa Clarita Diet
Trailer Park Boys
F is for Family
Orange Is the New Black
Friends from College
Grace and Frankie
Wet Hot American Summer
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
House of Cards
Master of None
There are a few things worth noting here. For one, being the most-watched all the way through over 24 hours doesn’t make you the most popular show as a whole. The Gilmore Girls revival was only six hours, and could be finished much faster than Orange is the New Black or House of Cards. Not only that, but its fans had been waiting for the show to return for years and its viewership may have been very front-loaded.
Nonetheless, what we’re learning through this is that clearly, Netflix will be interested in a Gilmore Girls season 9 should the opportunity present itself, and the same goes for a Fuller House season 4 or more of Santa Clarita Diet beyond the upcoming second season. We’re curious to see if this list will change after shows like Stranger Things and GLOW premiere their second seasons — the reason they may not be higher on this list is because their popularity was a little less at the start of their series, before attention started to spread via word of mouth.
The only thing we’re surprised about is that Friends from College is much higher than Master of None, mostly because Master of None is, by our money, the far superior show. We’d also put it over the vast majority of the other comedies that are on this list.
For those of you who managed to get through all of Orange is the New Black (at least one season) in a single day, take a bow. That’s some challenging stuff.
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If you haven’t heard, there are clauses that could allow Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to return to the series in the future. You can read more about that over here.
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