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Better Sleep Month: SleepRate Survey Shows 82% of Binge-Watchers Stay Up Late
Palo Alto, Calif.—April 28, 2014 – SleepRate (http://www.sleeprate.com/)
The survey also found that 77% of those who stay up late admit feeling tired the next day, with:
82% of students claiming this affected schoolwork
46% of workers reporting this affected job performance
44% admitting this negatively impacted a relationship
23% of parents confessing this hurt their ability to parent
According to survey participants, the programs that are binge-watched the most often are (in order of popularity):
Breaking Bad #1
House of Cards #2
Game of Thrones #3
The Office #4
Lost, Dexter, 30 Rock (tied) #5
Most sleep-deprived survey participants (55%) say a night of binge-watching has claimed—at most—2 to 3 hours worth of sleep. 18% report a maximum loss of 4 to 5 hours, 9% say 6 to 7 hours, and 8% admit losing 8 or more hours of sleep in a single night.
All told, 72% of subscribers to such video streaming services as Netflix, Blip, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and MLB.tv admit binge-watching their favorite TV program. At 68%, one-hour scripted TV programs are the most popular binge-watching genres over movies (14%) and sitcoms (10%). At 1% each, sports, reality TV and news barely registered.
The most popular binge-watching platforms are:
TV with streaming video player: 37%
93% of the video streaming 18-29 year-olds surveyed have binge-watched their favorite programs on at least one occasion compared to 63% of 30-44 year-olds, 57% of 45-60 year-olds, and 59% of those over 60.
“We surveyed users of streaming video services and found not only are the majority of them binge-watching, but it’s causing them to lose many precious hours of sleep, which in turn has affected how they’re able to manage the next day’s work, school, relationship and even parental obligations,”
More than 200 US residents (18 years-old or older) that use a streaming video service participated in the SleepRate: Impact of Binge-Watching on Sleep Survey, conducted online during the month of April, 2014.
Based in Palo Alto, California and Petach Tikva, Israel, SleepRate (http://www.sleeprate.com/