Does the pet you own mean you’re more likely to watch certain TV shows? Study shows it might

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(Netflix Media Center) — Watching a show with someone else can sometimes have its downsides, but pets do not hog the remote or judge your entertainment tastes (well, maybe).

According to a study, one in three humans have turned to their furry friends for comfort during a sad or scary scene and 22 percent have talked to their pet about the show or movie they were watching.

So what are the shows everyone is barking, meowing and chirping about?

  • Dog owners are more likely to choose action like Narcos and Marvel’s Daredevil.
  • Cat owners purr-fer sci-fi series like Black Mirror and Star Trek Discovery.
  • Meanwhile, bird lovers are egged on by comedies like Orange is the New Black.
  • The one show that brings all streaming species together? Stranger Things (#justiceformews).

Check out this infographic from Netflix for more study results:

pet study infographic


The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey from January 9-25, 2018 and based on more than 50,000 responses. The sample is representative of an adult online population who watch Netflix with their pets in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UK.

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