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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

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Blame Netflix For Those Serialized Dramas You’re Losing Your Weekends Watching

Okay now WHERE'S SEASON 2??

The next time you’re late for work and/or living in filth thanks to binging on a serialized drama, you can blame Netflix.

The Wall Street Journal argues that yes, the company is changing the way TV shows get made. It’s easier to get something adventurous green-lit in the first place, and it’s helping keep ailing shows like The Killing on the air, as well.

No word on what obsessive fans are going to do with the all the extra time they used to devote to elaborate campaigns to keep their struggling faves on the air. (Probably watch more TV.) Read More