Irish move up 'binge racer' list on Netflix

Ireland is 11th in the world when it comes to binge racing

Irish move up 'binge racer' list on Netflix

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More and more Irish people are watching entire TV shows on-demand the day they are released.

A 'binge racer' is someone who races though a TV series on the first day of its release.

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Ireland is 11th in the world when it comes to binge racing - one place ahead of the UK.

Netflix says binge racers strive to be the first to finish by speeding through an entire season within 24 hours.

In total, 8.4 million members have chosen to race through shows.

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It says between 2013 and 2016, the amount of launch day finishers increased more than 20 times over.

"There's a unique satisfaction that comes from being the first to finish a story - whether it's the final page of a book or the last, climactic moments of your favourite TV show" said Brian Wright, vice president of original series at Netflix.

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Shows of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats are revving watchers engines.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life garnered the most global racers in its 24 hour debut - but the top spot varies slightly by country.

Fuller House reigns supreme in Ecuador, Club de Cuervos scored the number 1 slot in Mexico, and Marvel's The Defenders takes the cake in Korea.

Source: Netflix