Whether you’re in need of a series to binge on when hanging to the dogs on Sunday morning, or fancy a cheeky Deliveroo while passed out on the sofa with the tv blasting – we have the top 20 of the world’s most binge-worthy boxsets incase you’re lacking inspiration for this weekend.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston is the most popular show

Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston in the tale of mild-mannered Walter White turned criminal kingpin, is the most popular show. The most binge-worthy TV boxset of all-time boasts an average ‘binge’ time of FIVE hours. Which to be honest, we reckon is pretty easily achievable.

Game of Thrones will be equally surprised it came in at number 2 Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones will be equally surprised it came in at number 2 Daenerys Targaryen

Meanwhile, the series on everyone’s minds right now (after dropping a pretty epic trailer for Season 6) Game of Thrones; comes in at a commendable second place. Which makes sense, as it’s pretty easy to binge an entire series in one weekend alone.

Geeky American sitcom, Big Bang Theory comes in at third place.

The survey, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that over a quarter of us regularly stay-up into the early hours to continue their boxset marathons.

Big Bang Theory

A perhaps more startling revelation is that more than a fifth won’t bother to get dressed in the morning — and amazingly one in ten will FORGET to eat. Thankfully we don’t suffer that problem.

Commissioned by market researchers OnePoll, the study of 2,000 UK adults found people are so transfixed by Walter White and co they will they rush home from work to watch the next instalment.


Drama is the TV genre that grips people the most, and perhaps keen for some light relief, comedy is the second most popular genre – followed by action/adventure in third.

Over a third of respondents said they binge-watch because they get too involved in the storyline and over a quarter said they can’t bear to stop watching a show on a cliffhanger.

And even knowing what happens next doesn’t appear to stop us watching selected series again and again – over half of respondents said they happily re-watch their favourites.


Check out the full list below!

Top 20 binge-worthy boxsets

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

Big Bang Theory

Walking Dead

Downtown Abbey




Doctor Who


Family Guy

The Simpsons

Orange is the New Black

American Horror Story


The Office


Grey’s Anatomy

The Sopranos

Top 20 most binge-watched movie series
Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Star Wars

Die Hard

Indiana Jones

James Bond

Back to the Future

Pirates of the Caribbean

Hunger Games


Fast and Furious


The Matrix

Star Trek







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