Binge-Watching Continues Soaring as Consumers Hunker Down

Disaster titles remain popular amid coronavirus crisis

Stills from Netflix's Tiger King, Contagion and HBO's The Wire
(Clockwise from left) 2012, Netflix's Tiger King, Contagion and HBO's The Wire are among the most popular titles to stream during the COVID-19 crisis. Netflix, Warner Bros. Entertainment, HBO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Key insights:

As much of the U.S. continues to stay home in an effort to slow the novel coronavirus’ spread, viewers are using their newfound downtime to binge-watch movies and old shows. And they’re still seeking out pandemic and disaster-related programming that began to surge a week ago on Netflix and other platforms.

@kelseymsutton kelsey.sutton@adweek.com Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.
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