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[Commlist] New book: Binge Watching: Motivations and Implications of Our Changing Viewing Behaviors

Wed Jan 20 15:36:13 GMT 2021

New bookt: Binge Watching: Motivations and Implications of Our Changing Viewing Behaviors

Authors: Bridget Rubenking, (Bridget.Rubenking /at/ <mailto:(Bridget.Rubenking /at/> and Cheryl Campanella Bracken, (c.bracken /at/

This book situates binge watching as one of several new television viewing behaviors which collectively contribute to a fundamental change in the way we view television today. Simply put, binge watching changes, or has the potential to change everything: Engagement, immersion, attention to content and other devices, identification with characters and social engagement with fellow viewers, as well as content choices, cable and over-the-top (OTT) subscription rates. Binge watching has quickly become a new norm in television viewing across audiences.

Binge Watching reviews historically significant advancements in the television industry and in technology that better enable binge watching, such as timeshifting, increasing quantity and (sometimes) quality of content, as well as distribution strategies and suggestions algorithms employed by OTT providers. We situate binge watching as human-centered, that is, driven by innate human needs and wants, such as a desire to consume well-constructed stories and to connect with others. We also review the current state of academic binge watching research—from motives and habituation to the (over-pathologizing) addiction-based studies. This text concludes with a synopsis of the central arguments made and identifies several areas for future research. <>

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction: A Look at Binge Watching

Chapter 2 - A Historical Perspective: The Evolution of TV Viewing and Audience Research

Chapter 3- An Industry Perspective: Changing Competitors, Content, and Content Curation

Chapter 4 - A Social Perspective: Family Viewing, Co-Viewing, and Social TV

Chapter 5 - Motivations to Binge Watch

Chapter 6 - Implications of Binge Watching

Chapter 7 - Conclusion: Where We Go from Here

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