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Top 10 shows everyone’s binge-watching right now on Netflix and TV

Published Apr 22nd, 2020 1:46PM EDT
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  • Most Americans who live anywhere near a novel coronavirus hot zone have now been in self-quarantine for at least a month, and they’re likely on the verge of exhausting the lists of shows they’ve been meaning to catch up on.
  • If that describes your situation and you’re in search of new shows to stream online or watch on TV, a good place to begin your search is with the new shows and new seasons of returning shows that everyone is watching right now.
  • In this post, you’ll find the top 10 most frequently binge-watched shows out there right now, as measured by popular TV show tracking app TV Time.
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I live right in the middle of the novel coronavirus hot zone in Bergen County, New Jersey, which means I have now been in “self-quarantine” or “sheltering in place” for more than a month now. If you’ve been isolating for that long as well, I don’t have to explain to you how difficult it can get at times. If you’re not in the same boat, you’re either irresponsible or you live in an area that hasn’t been on lockdown for that long. Unfortunately, it’ pretty safe at this point to say that you’ll soon feel our pain. The lockdowns aren’t going to end anytime soon unless we want to ensure a massive second wave of infections, so we’re going to be sheltering in our homes for at least another month at the minimum.

Some of us are lucky enough to be able to work or take classes from home, though millions of Americans don’t have that luxury. In either case, you’re still going to have a whole lot of time on your hands from staying at home so much. That means you’ve likely burned through all the TV shows and movies you’ve been meaning to catch up on, and you’re looking for new content to watch. Lucky for you, we’ve got a great resource that will help you figure out what to binge-watch next.

TV Time is a terrific smartphone app that is used by millions of iPhone and Android phone owners to keep track of all the shows they’re watching on TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, and plenty of other popular streaming services. When people track four or more episodes of a show in a single 24-hour period, TV Time views that as a binge-watching session. Then once a week, the developers behind the app use that data to tell the world which shows people are binge-watching most.

Image source: TV Time

It should surprise absolutely no one at this point that Netflix’s Money Heist retains its position as the #1 most binge-watched show yet again on this week’s TV Time list. A new season was released recently and it’s one of Netflix’s most popular shows ever, so it’ll be on the list for a while to come. Friends is #2 this week, which also comes as no surprise, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy falls from #2 to #3. The #4 spot is occupied by another show that’s always on the list, NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Community climbs two spots to #5 this week. In case you’re wondering why Community seemingly came from out of nowhere and is now always on these lists each week, it’s because the series was recently made available on Netflix.

The Office stays put at #6 this week while Netflix’s Elite falls two spots to #7. AMC’s The Walking Dead stays still at #8 on the most recent list, How I Met Your Mother climbs one spot to #9, and Spanish-language prison drama Locked Up enters the list at #10 thanks to the hype surrounding its just-released spinoff series, Vis a Vis: El Oasis.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.