CNN has a story about "DVD-itis" that includes a quote and tidbit from Netflix spokesperson Steve Swasey.
DVDs supplanted VHS tapes in the late '90s, but it's really only in the past five years that TV shows, as opposed to feature films, have become established in the format. Now, says Netflix Inc. spokesman Steve Swasey, they're a huge part of the online DVD rental giant's business: fully 20 percent of the 7 million DVDs it sends out per week are TV shows.
"The real phenomenon is people renting a whole season or an entire series," says Swasey. "They'll have a 'Lost' weekend" -- pun intended -- "watching the whole thing straight through. I know people who had a 'M*A*S*H-athon,' wearing fatigues, stethoscopes, the whole thing." Among the most popular series? "Entourage," "Lost," and of course, "24."
Thanks to Eric for sending this in.