Killing Eve Season 2: New survey reveals that TV viewers spend eight hours binge watching their favorite shows.
An entire second series of Killing Eve was released as a box set on BBC iPlayer on Saturday. The opening episode attracted 3.5m BBC1 viewers. It was the most watched show on Saturday night. Moreover the first series for the show received 46m viewing requests on iPlayer.
The fans were so desperate to find out what happens next that they took to BBC to binge watch all eight episodes. BBCA president also said, “Killing Eve stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun.”
— Killing Eve on BBCAmerica (@KillingEve) May 27, 2019
TV viewers spend eight hours watching
The habit of watching TV is changing enormously. Radio times carried out a survey where they observed TV viewers and their habits. As a result they found out that most of the viewers watch television for eight or more hours glued to their favorite shows.
This tradition of binge watching TV shows started when Netflix released the series of House of Cards in one go. Besides this Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad also provided unlimited access to TV shows. Additionally Amazon Prime and Netflix contain a feature where the next episode starts exactly after 15 seconds. This makes it harder for the viewer to quit watching. However, 80 percent of the people have also reported on losing sleep because of their addiction to watch TV shows.
Some of the people also feel under pressure to watch new shows as it has become a trend these days. A quarter of respondents lied about watching a show in order to fit in. According to Patient, as a consequence most of the viewers felt sick, three times lonely as others, depressed as well as neglect for work, relationships and families.
Although 60 percent of the people said that they fixed streaming channels on their televisions, a lot of them also depended on their laptops and phones. The director of Radio Times, Tim Glanfield said, “For many the idea of waiting a week for a new episode or a year for a new series is the exception rather than the rule in 2019. Being able to discover and then devour hours worth of one show.”
He also added, “The survey results illustrate that however and whenever we consume it, great quality TV will always be something that we can’t get enough of. Although i cannot endorse losing sleep or bunking off work however big that end of series cliffhanger is!”
Killing Eve season 2 premiered on April 7th.