Handy Chart Reveals How Long It Takes to Binge-Watch Your Favorite Shows
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Handy Chart Reveals How Long It Takes to Binge-Watch Your Favorite Shows

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 1, 2014 | Comments ()


How long do you have to spend binge watching this May? Half a day? Try Sherlock. 24 hours? Go with Arrested Development. A full six days and two hours? Go with 24. On second thought, don’t. Watch Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Freaks and Geeks instead. You’ll be much better off for it (and besides, even if you started now and didn’t sleep, you wouldn’t finish the entire series of 24 before it returns on Monday).


And if the show your considering watching next isn’t on the chart, this handy website will allow you to type in a series title and tell you exactly what the runtime is. (The Simpsons, by the way, is 9 days and 14 hours).

Nielsen via Nerve

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  • Lee

    Keifer is nowhere near as handsome as his father in his aging years.

  • e jerry powell

    That doesn't seem to include time for things like eating and bathroom breaks, but I'm guessing that has something to do with tablets and smartphones.

  • Pitry

    Classic Who - almost 19 days, but I wonder if they are taking into account the lost episodes. Also, that website needs the franchise option. I need to know how long it would take to watch Stargate once you start alternating between SG1 and Atlantis for all the proper crossover episodes.

  • Supernatural: 8 days 3 hours (and counting). I took the better part of a summer to watch it with my younger son, and he's taken the better part of a year to watch it with his buddy, because said companion no longer lives in our town. Still, it's sometimes better the second or third time around. Except for Season 8. Season 8 just makes me angry.

  • My kid just binged watched HIMYM, every day after school until I kicked him off the TV. I have now at least been exposed to some of every season, and while it was funny, I found my dislike of Ted outweighed my desire to sit down and watch. Of course, the last season isn't on Netflix yet, and I refuse to pay the Amazon charge to watch it, so the poor boy has to wait. Or, you know, get a job and pay for it himself.

  • AngelenoEwok

    I feel like Comic Book Guy. "Oh, I've wasted my life."

  • bastich

    Sesame Street: 88 days, 7 hours.

    (As God is my witness, I *will* learn the difference between "near" and "far"!!!)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Is it not ironic that one cannot binge watch 24 in one day? One could argue that's how it should be watched, right, for full suspense?

  • Enrique del Castillo

    I'm starting Season 5 on my 24 rewatch. It has been totally worth it (sadly, that stops when season 6 starts, I'm thinkin of skipping it)

  • PerpetualIntern

    Buffy - 4 days, 12 hours. And I've definitely binge-watched that series more than once.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds..

    Loads of time to re-watch Deadwood. Again.


  • Jim

    Does this include pee breaks? Cuz, ya know, I needs my pee breaks.

  • $99571230

    Why not bring a computer with you. Watch while you pee!

  • Andrew

    24--6 days, 2 hours



    And: Babylon 5 -- 4 days, 14 hours. Good to know.

  • e jerry powell

    That 24 time includes 6 seasons and a two-hour "movie" in 2008.

  • Andrew

    Was it called 2?

  • kccoallday

    Creepy old sodomite - full of opinions, full of sh=t, probably full of viruses

  • e jerry powell
  • BettyNugs

    Let me tell you, I'm trying to plow through all of 24 right now and it taking Squints from Sandlot levels of FOREVER.

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