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Fall is here. The kids are back at school and fall sports have started. It’s the season of getting back into a routine. With that routine comes the return of new TV shows. Finally, all those re-runs over the summer are over! I can hear all of you cheering!
There’s nothing like grabbing your favorite warm beverage and sitting on the couch with the family to catch up on all your favorite shows and figure out where that cliffhanger from last season is leading. With mom taking Johnny to soccer at one time and dad taking Lily to gymnastics at another, it can sometimes feel as though we are all just ships passing in the night. That’s why sometimes a little binge-watching is in order! It’s the total relaxation time! In fact, a recent VISINE® #ScreenOn and Tribeca Film Festival Binge Appeal Survey* found that 71% of binge-watchers frequently watch multiple hours of content with at least one other person. See, so you’re not alone!
In our family, we have certain shows we watch all together as a foursome and then those shows that are just for me and my husband. After a long day of school, work, and activities, we all sit down and cuddle to catch up on the latest episodes. In between, we can comment on what’s going, tell our favorite parts, and just have some downtime. There’s nothing wrong with that in these times of over-scheduling and running around like a nut some days!
Then when the kids go to bed, it’s mom and dad’s turn to catch up on all those shows that aren’t kid-friendly. I think we all have our favorite crime shows set in the DVR! Please tell me I’m not alone! While it’s important to sit down with your significant other and have some chatty time, it’s also important to be able to just chill out and watch TV. In fact, a recent VISINE® #ScreenOn and Tribeca Film Festival Binge Appeal Survey* found that 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.
If you’re catching up on your shows with your family, tweet about it! Starting on September 26, 2016, every time you use #ScreenOn, VISINE® will donate one dollar per tweet to AdoptAClassroom.org (minimum of $20,000 and up to $30,000) to help provide classrooms access to technology and screens.** This is a great way to help kids while just letting friends know what you and you’re family are up to.
Take some time out this fall to hang out with the family and just enjoy each other’s company while catching up on your favorite shows.
*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.
**Between September 26, 2016 and November 1, 2016, Johnson & Jonson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Health Division will donate a dollar to AdpotAClassroom.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/.