Most TV viewers prefer to binge-watch alone

Game Of Thrones is a favourite for binge-watching. Picture: AP
Game Of Thrones is a favourite for binge-watching. Picture: AP
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“Binge-watching” is becoming the most common way to watch favourite television programmes, with many viewers shunning their families to do it alone, figures claim.

Research by telecoms firm Arris found that 67 per cent of people in the UK admit to binge-watching a TV show – ie, watching several episodes in one sitting, whether on DVD or via an online or catch-up service – with the average viewer doing so for more than three hours a week.

More than three-fifths (61 per cent) choose to do it alone, taking advantage of the increasingly personal nature of many online streaming and catch-up services.

Data from the Sky TV Store suggested that its subscribers will spend six days watching fantasy drama Game Of Thrones this winter.