If you take the dive, then do it with snacks: ways and reasons for binge-watching

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Binge-watching is a phenomenon brought on by streaming services, isn’t it?

Watching for a prolonged time span, or binge-watching, is often named as a creation of streaming services, but it turns out that this isn’t precisely the case. Although the term was coined in 2003, its deep roots were sown only in the time since 2012. In 2013, Netflix was at the forefront of a bit of a revolution when it released the entire first season of House of Cards in one go. Since then, the term “binge-watching” has been in active use. In 2015, Collins Dictionary chose “binge-watching” as its word of the year!

Sitcom VS drama — what do viewers want to binge on?

Control of content allows viewers to watch one show over and over again, and sitcoms turn out to be properly suitable, precisely in this regard. It does matter what episode you tune in on, plot linearity isn’t vital, suspense isn’t really a factor, and viewers can watch sitcoms either as a background, while communicating with friends, or attentively, as a têt-à-têt experience.

When you have been binge-watching too long (Friends: The Reunion. 2021)

What percentage of people really binge-watch?

According to surveys, which Netflix conducts regularly, more than 70 % of users binge-watch.

Not so healthy, right?

According to researchers, fear of missing out (FoMo) is the main reason that people binge-watch today. Users are not ready to delay the final episode of a season (or the next episode), because they are afraid of forgetting details or missing out on the opportunity to discuss with friends, classmates, and colleagues.

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