BRITAIN has turn a republic of binge viewers as 40million of us watch episodes of the favourite TV shows back-to-back.
We are so bending we even scapegoat the nap to get by a series.
Some feel vigour to keep up with friends’ observation but others fill on shows since they fear someone will spoil the ending, Ofcom investigate reveals.
It means eight in 10 of us now use catch-up and subscription services, such as iPlayer or Netflix, to watch back-to-back episodes.
Lindsey Fussell, the media regulator’s consumer organisation director, said: “The days of watchful a week for the next part are mostly gone.”
Our observation habits are suggested in an Ofcom report after a major survey.
Nearly two-thirds of us use the BBC’s iPlayer to locate up on shows such as Sherlock and Planet Earth II.
ITV’s Hub got a boost from Love Island, while Netflix users adore to fill on The Crown and Black Mirror.
A third of us binge watch every week, Ofcom says. Some contend it creates them slight work and family.
But, while examination alone was on the increase, Ms Fussell said: “Live radio still has a special draw and the energy to bring the whole family together.”