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The problem with binge-watching TV shows

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Nielsen ratings report that almost 90-percent of Netflix viewers watch three or more episodes of the same show in one day. Detlef Reichardt/Flickr Creative Commons

In the early days of television, families would gather around the set at a specific time to watch the "Lone Ranger" or the nightly news. Now, with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, we can what whatever we want, whenever we want.

Nielsen ratings report that almost 90-percent of Netflix viewers watch three or more episodes of the same show in one day. TV binging is now the norm, and that's not always such a good thing, says blogger and TV comedy writer, Ken Levine.

 

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