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>> This is my new favorite show.>> Binge watchers of America, get the popcorn and get ready for some serious TV time. And it's not just the likes of Netflix or Amazon that will keep you glued to your screens. Traditional TV networks chasing the millennials are now also considering dumping some TV series in one go.
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Walt Disney's network, Free Form, a channel for a younger audience, this month for the first time, put the entire 10 episode season of a new Sci-Fi drama Beyond, on digital and on-demand platforms with a whopping 14 million people tuning in the first week it was posted. Reuters reporter Lisa Richwine.
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>> People in the industry are trying to balance multiple things. They want to keep the cable TV system, the traditional system going because it's very profitable for them but they also know that young people are not watching in traditional ways like they used to. So they have to balance that, make sure they get the next generation while hanging on to the business that they have.
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Disney isn't alone in its experiments. NBC tried it out too in 2015 when it put 13 episodes of drama Aquarius online right after the premiere aired on TV. But there's a trade-off. You can put the whole series on at once, a lot of people will talk about it for maybe a week or two weeks.
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But you give up the buzz they you might get every week if you just do it once a week on television. So you might get a show like Scandal. A lot of people watch that every week and they're tweeting and saying my god, did you just see what happened on Scandal?
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And then they do it again the next week, and the next week.>> As for Netflix, the maker of House of Cards, which introduced binge watching in 2013 it's gonna be facing a lot more drama as competition heats up.