Behka’s Enquring Minds: Binge-Watching [SURVEY]
Binge-watching, which has been described as “watching between two and six episodes of the same TV show in one sitting,” turns outs to be a worldwide phenomenon.
In a poll of 10,500 people from 19 countries, Arris, a communications technology company, found that eight in ten say they do binge watch from time to time with a whopping 14 percent conceding that they do it daily. Americans and Canadians especially enjoy binge-watching, otherwise known as binge-viewing, with a quarter of these respondents ages 25-to-34 saying they do it at least once a week. As for what they use to binge watch, 47 percent prefer standard TVs, followed by laptops, smart/connected TVs, desktop computers, gaming consoles and tablets.
There is so much good stuff to watch these days that recording content onto DVRs is becoming a problem with 62 percent claiming they have to delete shows because of lack of space. Almost three in ten say they tape content that they never wind up watching. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the respondents to the survey came from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the U.K.
So basically, we all do it. I know boyfriendo can watch Castle and Duck Dynasty until the cows come home. What about you? What shows can you watch one after another? Tell me in our survey and I’ll share your answers on the air!