By James Hibberd
January 17, 2019 at 06:23 PM EST
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Netflix is pulling back the curtain on some of its top-secret user data for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

The streaming service has released some behind-the-scenes facts about decisions viewers made while playing the interactive movie, in which users control a troubled young computer programmer.

The first choice in the story was a mere breakfast cereal. Frosties or Sugar Puffs? It seems 60 percent choose Frosties.

A bit more important choice came soon after when viewers could decide whether Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) should accept or turn down a programming job. The vast majority chose to accept, 73 percent, which suggests most wanted our doomed protagonist to have a nice stable gig.

The U.K. Twitter feed for Netflix also weighed in with a “very British update” noting players in Britain chose for Stefan to “throw tea” in frustration only 52.9 percent of the time. The rest of the world did it slightly more often, 55.9 percent of the time. So: “Brits were *less* likely to waste a good cup of tea (obviously).”

The service also revealed which ending was the road least traveled: “Out of the 5 main endings, the one where Stefan goes on the train with his mum *fights tears* was the path least traveled.”

Of course, we’re a bit more curious how many users opted for some of the twisted choices, like whether Stefan should kill his father or bury or chop up a dead body, but maybe those are still to come.

Bandersnatch became a sensation when it dropped onto the service Dec. 28 as a stand-alone film that lasts anywhere from 90 minutes to more than four hours depending on how you play.

Black Mirror season 5 is still to come this year, and creator Charlie Brooker has hinted in interviews that it could be released sooner than we might expect (so not next December, at the very least).

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