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New research reveals the UK’s favourite ‘binge-able’ box set of all time

on December 13, 2017

• The ‘most binge-able’ TV Box set is Game of Thrones

• Second was the award-winning American drama series, Breaking Bad followed by Downton Abbey

• 43% now watch TV ‘on demand’ through box sets and streaming

• 21% will watch their favourite TV shows over and over again

Experts have revealed the definitive list of most binge-able boxsets of all time in a poll [1]  by leading TV manufacturer Samsung


 New research reveals the UK’s favourite ‘binge-able’ box set of all time is fantasy favourite Game of Thrones (19%).



In a survey of 2,000 respondents, Samsung, the most awarded TV brand of 2017, asked the nation what its favourite TV series to ‘binge’ with Game of Thrones beating series beating the likes of Breaking Bad (13%), Desperate Housewives (3%), Mad Men (3%) and Sex and the City (7%).


With Brits claiming to watch more boxsets than ever, it’s no wonder Game of Thrones was also voted the most hotly anticipated TV returns, followed by Sherlock (12%) and Line of Duty (9%).


Viewing habits are of key importance to Samsung who has developed its TVs to match the evolution of filming standards. Its TVs, which now capture ever more colours and brightness, ensuring viewers at home get a life-like picture, closer to the director’s vision.


And it’s not just what we’re watching, but how we’re watching that has evolved. 44% of those surveyed say they now prefer to watch TV ‘on demand’ whilst 21% of those surveyed revealed they like to watch their favourite shows over and over again, contributing to the rise of the TV box sets.


“Over the last few years there has been radical change in how people watch TV and their favourite programmes. Whether through box sets or streaming, we all have an opportunity to watch whatever content we want at a time that’s convenient for us. Samsung’s QLED TVs offer a great picture quality, which we know from the survey is an important factor (66%).  Whether watching a re-run of Game of Thrones, or catching up on your favourite soap, Samsung TVs create an incredible viewing experience.” Steve Mitchell, Head of TV Product Management at Samsung UK.


Full list of 20 available


UK’s favourite TV Box sets

UK’s most anticipated TV return

1. Game of Thrones (19%) 1. Game of Thrones (21%)
2. Breaking Bad (13%) 2. Sherlock (15%)
3. Downton Abbey (9%) 3. Line of Duty (12%)
4. The Walking Dead (8%) 4. Doc Martin (11%)
5. Sopranos (8%) 5. Dancing on Ice (10%)


[1] Poll of 2000 adults in the UK by OnePoll




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