Binge Day

In the past, when people said they were going to take the time to binge, most would assume they were engaging in the unhealthy habit of binge eating. However, nowadays, when someone says they are going on a binge, it is often assumed they are going to binge-watch their favorite television show on one of the many streaming services.

Although the phrase “binge-watching” has only been around for a couple of decades, the activity of binge-watching TV has become extremely popular. So popular, in fact, that a holiday called Binge Day was created to celebrate it. This holiday is observed annually on September 25th and is the perfect day for people to learn more about this activity.

The History of Binge Day

Let’s get our terminology right before we continue with this holiday. The word “binging” has been around since the 19th century, but it was mainly used to describe the act of eating unhealthy amounts of food at one time or drinking too much.

That’s where the term “binge eating” came from and why it’s still used to describe a serious medical condition to this day. The term “binge-watching” only began to be used in 2003, but the act of consuming media sequentially has existed much longer than that.

In the past, people have “binged” on comic books, serial novels, and other forms of media. This isn’t a new phenomenon. What is new is that we can all view this content from just about anywhere, and there’s a whole lot of it for us to choose from.

Some of the Most Binged Shows of All Time

Okay, we wanted to list some of the most binged shows of all time, so we decided to list some of the shows that have been binged the most during the beginning of the modern age of streaming. The following shows were binged heavily between 2000 and 2023, which is why they’re on this list.

  • Band of Brothers (2001)
  • The Office (2005-2013)
  • Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
  • The Sopranos (1999-2007)
  • Stranger Things (2016-2024)
  • Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Observing Binge Day

We really don’t think people need to be reminded of how this day should be observed. After all, the act of binging media is something that all of us are familiar with. We can all use this holiday to watch our favorite shows.

And believe us, there are tons of shows out there for people to choose from — thousands, in fact. So, let’s binge our favorite TV shows and then share our picks for our favorite shows with the world using the hashtag #BingeDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 25 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 25 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 25 Monday
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