Have you ever started watching a new show on Netflix with your siblings or your significant other, and you watch a few episodes together then you go off on with your day. Then a few days past and you find out that they watched ahead of you and basically finished the whole show.

Netflix calls this “Netflix Cheating” and according to a survey (which Netflix says was done by SurveyMonkey late last year) about half (46%) of couples around the world who watch Netflix together have “cheated” on their significant other.

Netflix has also created a handy infographic to show their findings of Netflix Cheating.

Netflix Cheating by the numbers.
Netflix Cheating by the numbers. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix Cheating is defined as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other.

The first cases of “Cheating” were first discovered by Netflix in the US in 2013. Since then, Netflix says that “Cheating” has increased by three times.  And 60% of consumers says they would cheat more if they knew they would get away with it.

Of those who cheat, they can’t stop and 81% f them are repeat offenders and 44% have cheated 3 or more times.

He’s probably “Netflix Cheating” on someone now. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix says that cheating is happening everywhere and it varies by country. The countries with the most cheaters are Brazil and Mexico with 57%-58% of streaming couples have cheated respectively.

The countries with the most loyal viewers are the Netherlands (73% have not cheated), Germany (65% have not cheated) and Poland (60%). The top TV shows that are most tempting people to cheat are The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, and Stranger Things.

Stranger Things
Eleven getting ready for her next Netflix binge. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix also 80% of cheating is unplanned and the most common reason that people cheat is that “the shows are just so good we can’t stop bingeing.”

To help combat cheating, Netflix suggest to sleep with one eye open because 25% of cheating happens when one partner is sleeping.

Netflix has also released a test that will show you how much of a cheater you really are (or aren’t)

Source: Netflix, (2)


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