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Study: Binge Watching Is Real, Wasn’t Invented for the Trend Pieces

Man with the plan. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Good news! You haven’t showered and you’re running on two hours of sleep after an all-night Pretty Wild marathon, but at least you’ve got plenty of company.

The Wrap reports that Nielsen recently polled 2,000 people to figure out whether binge-watching is a real thing, or simply a fantasy dreamed up by over-worked reporters writing about TV for a living. Turns out that 88 percent of Netflix users and 70 percent of Hulu Plus users have packed three or more episodes of a TV show into a single day. (Please, that’s like a Thursday night.) Read More