Netflix Knows Exactly Which Episode Got You Hooked on Daredevil, Arrow, The Walking Dead, and More

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:06PM
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:06PM
Netflix Knows Exactly Which Episode Got You Hooked on Daredevil, Arrow, The Walking Dead, and More
The moment at which you become addicted to a show is nebulous and undefinable- or so we thought. As it turns out, Netflix has calculated exactly which episode got you hooked on different shows, including Daredevil, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Sense8, and more.

Which Episode Got You Hooked on Netflix Shows

Which Episode Got You Hooked on Netflix Shows

For the study, Netflix defined a "hooked" episode as the episode at which 70% of viewers who watched that episode completed the entire season. The number of episodes it took viewers to get hooked is a relatively good indicator of how long it took each show to find its footing. The Walking Dead had a great pilot and an even better second episode, which became its "hooked" episode, while Arrow, which took almost a whole season to figure out its identity, didn't start to hook viewers until episode 8. 

Daredevil was a little bit of a special case, as it was intended specifically for binge-watching, so it could afford to be a slow burn. So although it was great right away, its hooked episode was still a little later, at episode 5. 

The study also provided further evidence that shows should be given a chance to find their footing more than they currently are in week-to-week television. It found that no one is ever hooked on the pilot, and therefore that binge-watching is probably more natural for viewers in general (which we pretty much already knew). 

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"Given the precious nature of primetime slots on traditional TV, a series pilot is arguably the most important point in the life of the show," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, in a statement. "However… we found that no one was ever hooked on the pilot. This gives us confidence that giving our members all episodes at once is more aligned with how fans are made."
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Here's the full list:

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Arrow - Episode 8
Bates Motel - Episode 2
Better Call Saul - Episode 4
Bloodline - Episode 4
BoJack Horseman - Episode 5
Breaking Bad - Episode 2
Dexter - Episode 3
Gossip Girl - Episode 3
Grace & Frankie - Episode 4
House of Cards - Episode 3
How I Met Your Mother - Episode 8
Mad Men - Episode 6
Marco Polo - Episode 3
Marvel's Daredevil - Episode 5
Once Upon a Time - Episode 6
Orange is the New Black - Episode 3
Pretty Little Liars - Episode 4
Scandal - Episode 2
Sense8 - Episode 3
Sons of Anarchy - Episode 2
Suits - Episode 2
The Blacklist - Episode 6
The Killing - Episode 2
The Walking Dead - Episode 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Episode 4
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