A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: 'binge racing'

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NEW YORK (AP) - A favorite spectator sport for a special breed of TV superfans is called "binge racing." That's defined as plowing through a streaming-network series' entire season in less than 24 hours after the release of all those episodes.

Netflix has taken special notice of the binge-racing trend among its subscribers. The streaming channel says that during the same period when the total number of memberships doubled, the number of same-day binge racers went from 200,000 in 2013 to more than 5 million so far this year.

For binge racers in the United States, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" currently holds the top spot, Netflix says. It's followed by "Fuller House," ''The Ranch," ''Marvel's The Defenders" and "The Seven Deadly Sins."

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