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14 Things Netflix Knows About You And The Series You Watch

Netflix knows what you've been up to.

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If you're old enough, you may remember a time before Netflix, when you had to wait for a certain day and time to watch your favorite show.

But everything changed after the streaming boom. The way in which we consume television changed radically.

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Suddenly, Netflix controlled viewer data. And those who control the data control the universe.

Netflix's scientists began doing a huge data analysis.

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They pulled six months' worth of streaming data from nearly 77 million accounts per month in over 20 countries. The study focused on different genres relative to certain days and times. The results are quite interesting.

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3. Another genre that's popular in the morning? Anime.

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In some countries (such as Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia) the anime audience swells between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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8. Some places prefer their horror in the afternoons, like Spain and Portugal.

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The horror genre peaks between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Spain and Portugal. In the US, we watch our horror movies at the much more reasonable hour of 9 p.m.

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12. And the most popular genre after midnight? Documentaries!

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Some documentaries, like Chef’s Table, have up to a 24% bump in viewers during the wee hours of the morning.

14. And the peak streaming hours vary quite a bit around the world.

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In India, for instance, the peak streaming hour is 5 p.m., while in Colombia, Peru, and Chile, it's 9 p.m.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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