The average Netflix user has six shows in common with any other subscriber, new research from Netflix claims.
“We have always believed entertainment is a fundamental human need; it changes how we feel and gives us common ground,” says the streaming giant. Which prompted the question: how much do we have in common?
The company randomly paired active accounts to determine what each use what watching. Both accounts had to have watched at least 1 full episode of a show or 70% of a film in the past year to be included in the comparison. The average number of shows shared between two randomly paired Netflix active accounts was 6.2.
That means you could bump into a Netflix member in Seoul, Sao Paulo, New York or Antarctica and have six shows you have both watched.
While the ‘most-likely-to-have-in-common’ titles include big name US-produced series and film hits such as Stranger Things and Bird Box, it also includes the Spanish language La Casa De Papel, as well as Bright. The episodic dystopian sci-fi Black Mirror and holiday family favorite The Christmas Chronicles are also in the top 20 most commonly shared titles.
Netflix is coming for Kevin Bacon’s crown, dubbing the connection the “6 Degrees of Netflix”. Luckily, Kevin Bacon isn’t short of things to do, with his series of adverts with EE still going.