Have you ever binge-watched all of "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "Mad Men" or other shows on Netflix? Sure, the pilot episode got you interested in the show, but do you know which episode got you hooked?
Netflix actually has been analyzing our watching habits and discovered just which episode got you hooked on your favorite series. All Netflix did was determine which episode which retained 70% of its audience for the rest of the season. This audience includes 16 different markets, including the U.S., UK and Australia.
Find out which specific episodes convinced viewers to stick out the rest of the season for each of the top shows on Netflix:
- Arrow — Episode 8
- Bates Motel — Episode 2
- Better Call Saul — Episode 4
- Bloodline — Episode 4
- BoJack Horseman — Episode 5
- Breaking Bad — Episode 2
- Dexter — Episode 3
- Gossip Girl — Episode 3
- Grace & Frankie — Episode 4
- House of Cards — Episode 3
- How I Met Your Mother — Episode 8
- Mad Men — Episode 6
- Marco Polo — Episode 3
- Marvel’s Daredevil — Episode 5
- Once Upon a Time — Episode 6
- Orange is the New Black — Episode 3
- Pretty Little Liars — Episode 4
- Scandal — Episode 2
- Sense8 — Episode 3
- Sons of Anarchy — Episode 2
- Suits — Episode 2
- The Blacklist — Episode 6
- The Killing — Episode 2
- The Walking Dead — Episode 2
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Episode 4
So what does all this data mean? According to Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, "We found that no one was ever hooked on the pilot. ... This gives us confidence that giving our members all episodes at once is more aligned with how fans are made."
The data also shows differences in cultures, as certain shows were hooking viewers much faster in the UK than the U.S.