Netflix reveals most-binged true crime & sci-fi series in the UK

Netflix’s bank heist series Evil Genius and Haunting of Hill House topped the list as the most-binged true crime and sci-fi/thriller series in the UK for 2018.

The streamer unveiled US data for the most-binged titles of 2018 earlier this week and has now followed up with a sneak peek into UK data.

It revealed the true crime and sci-fi, fantasy and thriller titles that launched between 1 January and 28 November with the highest average watch time per session.

In the true crime category Evil Genius topped the list, followed by Girls Incarcerated and Canal + co-pro The Staircase. The streamer’s brand-defining true crime doc Making a Murderer was fourth most-binged, followed by Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons.

For sci-fi, fantasy and psychological thrillers, Haunting of Hill House topped the list, followed by The Rain, Lost in Space, Maniac and Altered Carbon.

British male stars that received the highest average watchtime for the period included Chilling Tales of Sabrina star Chance Perdomo, Atypical’s Keir Gilchrist, The Haunting of Hill House lead Oliver Jackson Cohen, A Series of Unfortunate Event’s Louis Hynes and The End of the F***ing World’s Alex Lawther.

The British women that received the highest average watchtime in 2018 include Sabrina’s Lucy Davis, Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington, Anne with an E star Gerladine James, The End of the F***ing World’s Jessica Barden and Maniac star Sonoya Mizuno.

The stars that gained most popularity after appearing on a Netflix title included Queer Eye’sThe Fab Five, Lana Condor from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Joel Courtney from The Kissing Booth. The data was based on talent who appeared in a Netflix series or film in 2018 and received the largest percentage growth in Instagram growth following since January.

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