Americans Love to Binge-Watch TV, and One Show Is Their Favorite

Jun 26, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.

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