Number of TV show episodes watched per binge watching session in the UK 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on TV show binge watching habits in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2016. Respondents were asked how many episodes of a TV box set that they loved they could watch in one sitting while still enjoying it. The survey found that 19 percent of respondents stated that watching three hour-long episodes of the same television show was the maximum number they could watch in succession without losing interest.

Preferred number of TV show episodes to watch in one binge watching session in the United Kingdom (UK) in December 2016

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Release date

December 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 21, 2016

Number of respondents

7,245 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "On a lighter note... if you had a TV 'box set' and you were loving it, and had a free day, how many one-hour episodes could you watch in succession (and still enjoy)?"

Results are weighted to be representative of the GB population.

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