The streaming service picked out the episode of a show's debut season which - after it was viewed - kept 70 per cent of people watching for the rest of the season or more.
Traditionally, a TV show's pilot episode has made or ruined its success on the airwaves, yet Netflix found that most people got hooked on a series later into its run - suggesting that its model of dumping entire seasons onto the platform at once can be more effective at building a loyal audience.
Here's the particular episodes of popular series that got people glued to their couch:
Breaking Bad - Episode 2
Cat's in the Bag: "Walt and Jesse try to decide what to do with the body of Emilio and their prisoner, Krazy 8." (IMDb)
House of Cards - Episode 3
Chapter 3: "Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner." (IMDb)
Mad Men - Episode 6
Babylon: Peggy writes copy for the first time, while Don sources advice from Rachel Menken.
The Killing - Episode 2
The Cage: "The investigation into Rosie's killer begins as Sarah and Holder question the missing girl's parents, Stan and Mitch, as well as Rosie's friends and City Councilman Richmond. " (AMC)
How I Met Your Mother - Episode 8
The Duel: "Lily moves in with Marshall and Ted, and when Ted suspects that he's being edged out of the apartment, he and Marshall decide to settle it like men." (IMDb)
Suits - Episode 2
Errors and Omissions: "Harvey discovers that the judge in his patent case has a personal vendetta against him, while Louis tries to blackmail Mike in order to get his help bringing in a valuable client." (IMDb)
Orange is the New Black - Episode 3
Lesbian Request Denied: "Piper must deal with romantic advances from a fellow inmate known as Crazy Eyes." (IMDb)
Sons of Anarchy - Episode 2
Seeds: A new deputy police chief arrives in Charming, and Jax suggests a non-violent way to throw him off Samcro's tail.
Better Call Saul - Episode 4
Hero: "Jimmy makes a bold move against Hamlin in an effort to attract potential clients." (IMDb)
Dexter - Episode 3
Popping Cherry: "Dexter zeros in on his next victim, a recently paroled teenage murderer who harbors some dark secrets of his own." (IMDb)
Bloodline - Episode 4
Part 4: "The family adjusts to Danny's new role at the inn. John and Marco discover a burned boat connected to their murder case."