I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., the makers of VISINE®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
How do you watch TV? It is pretty amazing compared to 20 years ago all the different options that we now have. I’ll even dare to say that it is even different from 5 years ago. I hate to say it, but we are binge watching family. It’s hard to watch tv in “real time” and not fast forward through the commercials. It is hard having to wait week to week to find out what happens in a show. I am even guilty of waiting till I have several weeks of a show on my DVR before I watch them. Then, we have to talk about those shows you only can get streaming. Before a binge watching session, the first thing we do is get everybody comfortable on my bed:
Now, that is the best bed ever because it is an adjustable base one. We can adjust accordingly and make ourselves as comfortable as we want. We also make sure we have snacks available, because all that viewing does create quite the appetite.
Now, there is an unwanted side effect to my binge watching: dry eye. However, I am not alone. Did you know that in a recent study, more than 1 in 3 binge-watchers (37%) say their eyes frequently get dry or irritated when they binge watch? (The VISINE® #ScreenOn and Tribeca Film Festival Binge Appeal Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,500 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between July 21st and August 1st, 2016, using an email invitation and an online survey.) Here are some all cool statistics about binge watching:
Pretty cool, right? The fun thing is finding yourself in a lot of these statistics. This one holds especially true for us since we binge watch together:
- Frequent binge-watchers (87%) are more likely than infrequent binge- watchers (77%) to say they spend more time with their significant other compared to the average couple. ?
You all know how much I love companies that work with schools and classrooms. That is why I am excited to tell you that between September 26, 2016 and November 1, 2016, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division will donate a dollar to AdoptAClassroom.org each time #ScreenOn is used on Twitter for a minimum donation of $20,000 up to a maximum donation of $30,000. To learn more about AdoptAClassroom.org, go to http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/!
How do you get ready to binge watch your favorite shows? What do you binge watch? Which of these statistics do your find yourself relating to?