How Long It Takes To Binge Watch 81 Popular TV Shows [Infographic]

How Long It Takes To Binge Watch 81 Popular TV Shows [Infographic]

TV binge-watching has become the pastime of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, it often involves a larger time commitment than you were initially expecting. (If you’re still using DVDs and Blu-rays, it can also be bloody expensive.) This infographic from Nielson Top Ten reveals precisely how many hours 81 popular TV series take to watch in their entirety — from Sherlock (12 hours) to Doctor Who (over 15 days!)

The below list is divided roughly into popular TV, genre shows (sci-fi, crime, etc) and animation. As you can see, even the lightest of bingeing commitments still requires around eight hours’ of your life. Meanwhile, watching everything on this list would take you more than half a year with zero sleep or potty breaks. Yikes.

[Via Nileson]


  • Those last two are actually really surprising to me. Well, more the fact that Simpsons, which had an eight year head start on Pokemon, actually has less content than Pokemon.

    • When you look at all the Pokemon spinoffs that have been made, they make a lot more than 26 episodes a year.

  • I’m wondering where Power Rangers would appear on the list. There are a few seasons of that in the past now.

  • Bob’s Burgers and Legend of Korra are wrong. Not including season 6 of Bob’s Burgers it would be around 31 hours. No idea where they got 8 hours. Korra is more like 18 hours instead of 10 hours.

  • Does Doctor Who include the Classic series?

    We’re actually in the midst of a REAL Dark Shadows marathon, I think we started about 2 months ago and are currently on the next to last disc of the coffin collection 🙂

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