The Next Golden Age Of Television

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The Next Golden Age Of Television

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

The days of Americans gathering around television sets to tune in to a first-run broadcast may soon be over. Viewers are increasingly following series by streaming shows on demand, often "binge watching" dozens of episodes in a single sitting. We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

Guests

Linda Holmes

writer and editor, NPR's Monkey See blog

Hank Stuever

TV critic, The Washington Post; author, ‘Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere’ (2005) and ‘Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present’ (2010)

Are You A Binge Watcher?

Marathon television. Binge watching. Compulsive viewing. Whatever you call it, more Americans are watching episodes one right after the other, sometimes finishing entire seasons and even series before turning off the TV (or computer or mobile device).

Take our poll and see how your viewing patterns compare:

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