People Asked Netflix to Marry Them More Than 1,000 Times in 2017, and Other Weird Streaming Facts

Forget proposing to another human. What about Netflix? The streaming service was proposed to more than 1,000 times on social media by people all over the world this past year. George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images

American Vandal was the most binged show on Netflix among its U.S. audiences this past year, while The Crown was the most savored (the distinction being whether viewers watched more or less than two hours of the series per day). Neither of those facts is particularly surprising.

But what about that one very committed U.S. member who watched Pirates ​​of ​​the ​​Caribbean:​​ The Curse​​ of ​​the​​ Black ​​Pearl ​​​every single day for 365 days this year? Sure, it's the best film of the Pirates series. But should it really be streamed with the same frequency as the average viewer takes a shower?

Here are 11 fun and weird facts about what people across the country and around the world streamed, and how they streamed it, between November 1, 2016, and November 1, 2017:

1. Netflix users watched more than 140 million hours of content per day, or more than a billion hours of content a week. Work? What's that?

2. The most popular day for streaming globally was Sunday, January 1, but viewers in the U.S. watched the most content on Monday, January 2. New Year's resolutions can wait another day, right?

3. People all over the world proposed to Netflix more than 1,000 times on social media this year, with 365 of those proposals coming from Brazil. Who needs to "Netflix and chill" with a human being when you can just a put a ring on the streaming service itself?

4. No one watched anything as much as that one U.S. customer watched Pirates ​​of ​​the ​​Caribbean:​​ The Curse​​ of ​​the​​ Black ​​Pearl. But some folks in other countries got close. In Mexico, one person watched Monsters, Inc. 364 times in a year, which makes us wonder what happened to disrupt the streak. In Canada, an account streamed The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 361 times. In the U.K., a member watched Bee Movie 357 times. In Brazil, someone streamed Sex and the City 2—yes, the sequel—353 times.

5. A staggering 53 Netflix members watched the movie A Christmas Prince every single day for the first 18 days of its release. As Netflix inquired, "Who hurt you?"

To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?

— Netflix (@netflix) December 11, 2017

6. A member in Antarctica devoured the series Shameless in a day. And that one makes sense: What else are you going to do on the least-populated continent?

7. The winner for the country with the most members who watched Netflix every day is Mexico. Sounds like Donald Trump, whose favorite pastimes include watching TV, might feel right at home with our neighbor to the south.

8. The shows American audiences "devoured," or binged more than two hours a day, were:


The global list had mostly the same shows on it, just in a different order. But there were exceptions: Riverdale and The Confession Tapes knocked out Suburra: Blood on Rome and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Maybe Lorelai and Rory just don't cut it abroad. Or maybe it was a global revolt to the awfulness that was adult Rory.

9. The shows U.S. audiences "savored," or watched, less than two hours a day, were:


The Crown, unsurprisingly, was number one globally too, and most of these shows appeared in both top 10 lists, save for Ultimate Beastmaster, which was nudged out by Atypical.

10. One of the odder lists revealed the shows U.S. members "cheated" and watched ahead of their significant others. (Is it really cheating, though, if your true significant other is Netflix itself? See weird fact number three.):


11. And, finally, the hyperbole. The company Canvs analyzed U.S.-based English-language missives on Twitter (between January 1, 2017 and November 7, 2017) relating to Netflix content and came up with the following emotional superlatives: