dglobalnews.com Binge-watching without your sweetheart? Netflix cheating on the rise
Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Binge-watching without your sweetheart? Netflix cheating on the rise

Binge-watching without your sweetheart? Netflix cheating on the rise

New research* by Netflix suggests that nearly half of couples who stream programmes like The Crown and Stranger Things have cheated on their partner, by watching episodes on the sly before their partner. Since 2013 the number of cheaters has tripled as it has become more socially acceptable to commit streaming adultery.

Skipping ahead is a serious relationship infraction for some users, as 14 percent of people said "cheating" on Netflix was "worse than having an actual affair".

Defined as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other, Netflix cheating was first uncovered in a study in the USA in 2013.

Over 65 percent of offenders said they just couldn't stop watching because the shows are too good. And that isn't the end of the cheating: 60% of Netflix users say that that would continue to cheat if they were assured they could get away with it.

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Netflix also put together some profiles of different types of cheaters, based on the survey. The U.S., Brazil, and Mexico were among the countries with the most cheaters, while viewers in Netherlands, Germany, and Poland were among the most loyal.

The most common shows people tend to "cheat" watch are: "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", "American Horror Story", "House of Cards", "Orange Is the New Black", "Narcos" and "Stranger Things".

Conducted by the online survey firm SurveyMonkey and involving 30,267 responses for on-demand streaming website Netflix, the report defines cheating as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other.

Netflix's study was conducted by SurveyMonkey from December 20-31, 2016 and was based on 30,267 total responses.

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