How long will it take you to catch up with these popular TV shows?


With such a wide variety of quality viewing on our screens, it’s no wonder many of us get left behind on some of the latest and greatest shows. Our graph will help you prioritise your weekend binge.

How many times a day are you asked “Oh my god, did you see last night’s episode of (insert any popular TV show here)?” or told, “You have to watch (show you’ve never heard of) “. This is understandable as the last few years have seen a massive spike in the quality and diversity of TV shows. Not only are TV shows getting better, but we’re no longer forced to watch tanned losers in Home and Away or skeezy sex deviants on SVU because it’s all that’s on - in 2015’s TV landscape, there’s something for just about everybody.

With streaming services like Netflix and Stan dropping entire series into our laps with a moment’s notice, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up.

Not only that but a global Netflix analysis earlier this year showed that we Australian’s are actually slower on the uptake and are more likely to drop a series in its early days - so it’s no wonder we’ve got so many loose ends.

If you're trying to plan your viewing for the evening or weekend, this chart can help. It shows how long it will take to watch the entirety of some of the most popular shows on both free-to-air TV and streaming services. Timings are current as of November 2015.

Fun fact: If you're up-to-date with the TV shows below, you've invested 365 hours (that's 14.85 full days) to these shows alone. Well done. You should be proud of your cat-like ability to remain stationary for 2 weeks straight.

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