Netflix cheating is on the rise globally

Posted February 14, 2017

According to Netflix's survey, it's rarely an intentional act: 80% of professed cheaters don't plan on watching their shows without their partners.

46 percent of Netflix users worldwide admit they've watched a television show without their significant other.

Almost 20 percent of those surveyed said they've gotten into a verbal argument about cheating and 14 percent said they thought cheating was worse than having an actual affair.

Over 65 percent of offenders said they just couldn't stop watching because the shows are too good.

Four years later, cheating has increased three times and has become a common behavior around the world.

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Netflix said 25 percent of cheating happens when one partner falls asleep, but 53 percent some say "sleep cheating" doesn't count.

Netflix cheating in India is not intentional as 78 percent of cheating is unplanned. 81 percent of Netflix cheaters in the United Kingdom have cheated multiple times, and over half (52 percent) don't even feel bad about it. Wow. So unsurprisingly, 61 percent of the couples cheat on comedy shows - higher than the global average of 44 percent.

The top five shows that tempt streaming strayers include The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, and Marvel's Daredevil. Netflix describes it as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other. The biggest culprits were Brazil (57%) and Mexico (58%), while Netherlands was the most loyal with only 27%.

To find this information Netflix issued a survey over a two-week period in December 2016 on streaming habits of couples and received over 30,267 responses.