Netflix has adopted an emerging subgenre known as narcodrama in the production of their new original series, Narcos. What motivates Colombian and American audiences to watch Narcos? What are the differences in uses and gratifications between American and Colombian audiences when it comes to violence in television shows? This survey among Colombian and American audiences attempted to better understand the motivations that push them to watch Narcos. The results show that Colombian and American audiences differ on almost all four variables, which is supported by open-ended responses where Colombians were more likely to refer to national history and how drug trafficking has affected the country.
Cano, Maria Alejandra, "The War on Drugs: An Audience Study of the Netflix Original Series Narcos" (2015). Undergraduate Student Research Awards. Paper 24.