Americans Love to Binge-Watch TV, and One Show Is Their Favorite LA Times
A majority of American TV viewers engage in binge-watching TV, which is defined as watching three or more episodes of a series in one day, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports, citing a new poll of TV watchers from TiVo.
The poll, released Wednesday, surveyed more than 15,000 television viewers, finding that 91% of them engage in binge-watching TV.
The most popular show for binging is AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” with 35% of respondents saying they binge-watch the program. In second place was Netflix’s “House of Cards,” with 29% of respondents. Other binge-worthy shows included “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” “Downton Abbey,” any of the “Star Trek” series, "Homeland," "Mad Men," "NCIS" and “Doctor Who.”
More than two-thirds of viewers said they had binge-watched in the past month.
Some viewers are defined as “super-bingers,” or people who watch an entire season of one show in a few days. Almost one-quarter of respondents had said they had engaged in that behavior within the past month.