It used to be that as Americans we really only binge-watched television when we were sick and stuck in bed, struggling with late-night insomnia, or were really, really into a show.

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Now, more and more Americans are sitting down to watch something and not moving until they've blown through several episodes. According to Statista, the amount of time spent daily binge-watching television is 168.6 minutes.

It could be that we have more streaming options, or it could be the effects of the pandemic that we've been living through, but 66 percent of adults say they've found themselves watching Netflix more since the pandemic began. That number is 68 percent for Disney Plus.

While 88 percent of adults say they've lost sleep to watching content, women are the ones more likely to stay up than men, and while the study gave no solid reason why, as a mom, I imagine it might have something to do with the fact that the middle of the night when the rest of the house is asleep is the only time a woman gets to sit down and take a breath without someone clinging to her or needing her.

Looking for a great show to check out? We really like "Virgin River," "The Queen's Gambit," and "Anne With An E."  We also decided to do an informal study of our own and ask our listeners in the Southern Tier what television shows they're binging on and why.

The show that got the most mentions was "Yellowstone" followed by "Virgin River." When asked what made "Yellowstone" a top pick Kathy Darrah said, “Just a good show with hot cowboys.”  Sally Griffith chimed in, “I’m obsessed with the scenery and characters. Waiting on season 4 ... come on June." Melanie Smith said she just gets "caught up in the drama” and Sabrina Marie said Yellowstone is, “By far the best.”

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