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Most Binge-Watched Shows

June 26, 2014 2:00 PM

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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a scene from the fifth season of "Breaking Bad" (credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC)

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a scene from the fifth season of “Breaking Bad” (credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC)

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SAN JOSE (CBS NEWS) – If you’ve ever “binge-watched” a TV series — as in sitting down and watching multiple episodes of a show at a time — you’re not alone. Far from it, in fact.

A survey conducted this spring by San Jose-based Tivo, released Wednesday, found that 91 percent of viewers have engaged in that exact practice (defined as watching three episodes of the same program in a row), and 40 percent said they’d binged on a show within the same week as the survey.

Some people said they binge-watched in order to “catch up” on TV and “only having learned about the show after many episodes had already aired,” according to the survey, with 29 percent of respondents admitting they’ve deliberately put off watching an entire season of a show until they could watch the whole thing at once.

(photo credit: credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC)
 
#10 – “NCIS” (14 percent)

 
#9 – “Doctor Who” (18 percent”)

 
#8 – “Mad Men” (18 percent)

 
#7 – “Homeland” (19 percent)

 
#6 – Any version of “Star Trek” (20 percent)

 
#5 – “Downton Abbey” (23 percent)

 
#4 – “The Walking Dead” (24 percent)

 
#3 – “Game of Thrones” (25 percent)

 
#2 – “House of Cards” (29 percent)

 
#1 – “Breaking Bad” (35 percent)

The most-binged show, according to the survey, with 35% of respondents said they’d consumed the series in large quantities.

Respondents came from an opt-in panel of approximately 30,000 Tivo subscribers, 15,196 of which participated in the survey.

Read more at CBSNews.com

by Jessica Derschowitz

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