Gogglebox cast should be top of this list.
Netflix has released some research info around viewers who binge content with their pets.
74% of members have watched Netflix with their pet, with 37% indicating pets were “the best cuddlers,” when watching TV. 1 in 3 watch with their pet every time they view.
More than a third of respondents (37%) have moved where they were sitting so their pet would be more comfortable, 22% have bribed them with treats to watch longer, and some (12%) have even gone so far as turning off a show because their pet didn’t appear to like it.
Top Ten Countries that Binge with their Pets
5. South Korea
But can animals watch TV? According to National Geographic, a dog’s response to the tube depends on their personality.
A 2013 study published in the journal Animal Cognition showed that dogs could identify images of other dogs among pictures of humans and other animals, using their visual sense alone.
“Different dogs, like people, have different personalities,” said Nicholas Dodman, a veterinary behaviorist at Tufts University, in Massachusetts. “Some are territorial, some are not; some like people, some hate people; some are predatory, some aren’t; some are pushy, some are shy.
“It takes all types of dogs to make the world go round,” he added.
But according to VetStreet Dr. Jillian Orlando, DVM, from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, you’re more likely to find cats watching “the real-life soap opera” going on outside. But she acknowledges that there’s also a feline audience for television.
According to Dr. Orlando, there are several possible reasons why some kitties are more devoted fans than others. For one, television-watching cats may have a higher “prey drive, and are more likely to be attracted to the quick movements of objects across the screen.”
The TV screen may also just appeal to a cat who’s bored. “Be sure that you have plenty of toys and window perches for your cat to choose from,” says Dr. Orlando.
DogTV, a 24-hour television channel created just for dogs, launched in the US in 2017 with deals in Japan, Germany, France, South Korea, China, UK & Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg and Israel.
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.