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If not during a natural disaster, then when? Netflix reports that viewing has spiked 20 percent on Sunday and Monday compared with last week, buoyed by New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; and other East Coast cities. As Hurricane Sandy bore down, seems as though Americans caught up on Breaking Bad and Mad Men.