The days of Americans gathering around television sets to tune in to a first-run broadcast may soon be over. Viewers are increasingly following series by streaming shows on demand, often "binge watching" dozens of episodes in a single sitting. We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.
Are You A Binge Watcher?
Marathon television. Binge watching. Compulsive viewing. Whatever you call it, more Americans are watching episodes one right after the other, sometimes finishing entire seasons and even series before turning off the TV (or computer or mobile device).
Take our poll and see how your viewing patterns compare:
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