Netflix finds comedy reigns in Scotland with sci-fi big in south-west England
Netflix comedy shows are more popular in and Wales than anywhere else in the UK, while fantasy dramas are watched most in the Midlands, according to data released by the streaming service.
Dramas including and are most in demand within London, while viewers in the north-east are the most likely to choose horror programming, such as , compared with other parts of Britain.
Viewers in also opt for dramas over any other genre, tuning into shows such as Suits, Sons of Anarchy and The Good Wife.
analysed viewing by UK subscribers from October 2016 to March this year to find which region was most inclined to watch a specific genre.
Documentaries such as Amanda Knox and Making A Murderer are getting the biggest audience in the north-west where reality shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race and Hell’s Kitchen are also popular, while romantic shows appealing to younger viewers, such as Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl and Skins, are most popular in the south-east.
Futuristic and sci-fi dramas including Stranger Things, Doctor Who and Marvel’s Daredevil hold the biggest appeal in the south-west.
Comedy shows that have proved popular in Scotland include the Glaswegian hit Still Game, Orange Is The New Black and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, while in the show Gavin & Stacey, which was partly set in Barry, and The Big Bang Theory, are hits.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said drama Breaking Bad was the crucial show that helped the streaming service break in to the UK. He said: “Breaking Bad was a breaking point for Netflix in the UK when we started premiering new episodes. It accelerated our business and became the way they identified with us. They didn’t need to know how Netflix worked, they just wanted to see Breaking Bad. So it was exciting for us to do that and then premiere Better Call Saul (Breaking Bad’s spin-off show).”
Sarandos said he was proud of the global platform the streaming service had been able to give Charlie Brooker’s satirical drama Black Mirror since it moved to Netflix from Channel 4. “We took Black Mirror and shows that were conceived as local shows and made them more global. Charlie Brooker is a real genius and we were able to give him a bigger canvas to work on, to make Black Mirror into what it has become, which is a real global sensation. I would say it was a UK hit and a global cult before. It’s now a global hit.”
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