Top TV box-set binge watchers

Glaswegians have the strongest binge-watching habit of box-sets - closely followed by those from Auld Reekie then Aberdonians.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 10:13 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 11:17 pm

According to a survey carried out on behalf of Scottish Gas people in Glasgow are the most likely to watch the highest average number of episodes viewed back-to-back.

Figures revealed that they can watch in excess of seven programmes on the trot.

The study, released to mark the launch of Game of Thrones Season 6, examined how much energy Scots spend on the fantasy drama that has captured audiences’ imaginations across the world.

Scottish Gas smart meter data shows that in 2015, entertainment energy usage in Scotland hit an annual high in April last year, coinciding with the release of Game of Thrones Season 5, as the nation powered up their tvs, laptops and tablets to follow the latest instalment from Jon Snow and friends.

Chris Moyes, Smart Energy Expert for Scottish Gas in Glasgow, said: “There are some simple ways to be smart with your energy use when it comes to a marathon tv session.

“When you’re settling down to enjoy series, make sure you don’t leave multiple appliances running around the home while you won’t be using them. And, when you’re finished, don’t forget to switch the telly off, rather than leave it on standby!

“The great thing about having a smart meter is that you can see how much electricity you’re using throughout the day, which helps you take control and keep on top of what you’re using your energy for. Finally, when choosing a TV, it is also worth looking for models which have an energy efficient label.”