Excessive Media Use in Times of Netflix.

“Binge-Watching”: Motives, Experiences, and Effects on Sleep

The constant availability of movies and series online affects our watching habits and often leads to prolonged, sometimes even excessive media use.

What motivates us to watch for a long time?
How do we experience intense viewing sessions?
And how does this behavior affect our sleep and well-being?

This research project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, aims to find answers to these questions.

Latest News
  • We will present results of our research at the 65. Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association DGPuK in Munich. Are you still watching or are you binging? – A typology of serial users Binge-watching is often considered as a problematic form of media use.......

  • Netflix and Sleep: A study on the influence of Binge Watching on sleep quality At the Annual Meeting of the DGPuK division “Media Use and Media Effects”, which was held in Würzburg in January 2020, we presented first findings from our research on Netflix use......

  • First result of the project will be presented at the European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC), which takes place in Zurich in November. The presentation shows that the addictive potential of binge-watching is influenced by the motives for media use....

  • Are you watching series on Netflix? Do you often watch multiple episodes in a row? Maybe more than you intended? We are looking for individuals who are willing to share their experiences with intense series consumption in a group discussion. They will takle place on February 26. in Fribourg and February 27. in Zurich, starting at 17.00 or 19.00. If you are interested, you can register as a participant and we will contact you....