When is the rest of the world watching 'Orange Is the New Black'?

By Nick Romano
May 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM EDT

If you prefer to fall asleep to the comedic stylings of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation or Dev Shah on Master of None, then you’re just like many Netflix users. A new infographic released by the streaming giant Tuesday reveals the viewing habits of its subscriber base.

According to Netflix, users are 34 percent more likely to watch comedy around the early hours of 6 a.m. than any other time during the day, including shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office, and Friends. Between noon and 2 p.m., the focus turns to offerings like Orange Is the New Black, Shameless, and Grey’s Anatomy. Forty-seven percent of viewing from all over the world accounts for drama around lunchtime, while thrillers tend to see a 27 percent spike by 9 p.m.

The infographic also notes that comedy makes a comeback after 11:00 p.m. to help close out the day, but then there are the midnight bingers: Between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., documentaries and docuseries like Making a Murderer and Planet Earth see a 24 percent increase.


Fifteen percent of Netflix streaming occurs between these late-night, early-morning hours, and the number can rise to 21 percent in Japan and South Korea.

Unlike with traditional television consumption, Netflix users seem to work their viewing around their lives. Learn more in the infographic above.