The Truth About Binge-TV Watching

The Wall Street Journal reports: ‘Netflix executives say they have found a strikingly consistent pattern in the pace at which people binge on TV: In general, about half the viewers studied finished a season (up to 22 episodes) within one week. “Our viewing data shows that the majority of streamers would actually prefer to have a whole season of a show available to watch at their own pace,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix in a statement. The data adds to evidence that binge viewing is becoming a social norm. It also shows that no matter what kind of shows are available, viewing patterns are remarkably similar. Netflix wants to send the message that the stream-and-binge model it helped create is here to stay, eroding the stereotype of stupefied couch potatoes.’

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