There’s been more than one weekend where we’ve all decided to indulge ourselves with some wine, popcorn and a good dose of our favorite TV show. After studying the most frequently watched shows and viewership patterns, Netflix released an infographic called “The Binge Scale.”
This spectrum has determined the types of shows that users will watch for hours on end, relative to viewers that prefer to consume content at a leisurely pace. Binge-watching, in this case, is being defined as when a viewer spends at least two hours each day watching a show. Shows that are heavily binged-watched are placed in the “Devour” category and typically are characterized by their action-packed nature (like, unsurprisingly, Orange is the New Black and The Walking Dead).
For shows that had elaborate storylines (such as Scandal), Netflix found that audiences derived pleasure from steadily watching over a longer period of time. Other TV genres that were placed in ths “Savor” category included historical dramas and irreverent comedies. Clearly, the study shows that we all have a penchant for binge-watching once in awhile, and that Netflix is a legitimate weekend plan.