Imagine’s Brian Grazer believes 24 was a pioneering force behind today’s binge-viewing culture.
There is evidence that people do want to watch shows back to back — that’s why DVR use is so high. When you’re able to DVR something, people will watch more than one episode. This is natural for us as 24 was one of those shows where people waited for the DVD set to watch it. The spirit of the way people watched 24 seems to have caught on with the viewing habits on other shows. And serialized television is now more popular than it was when we launched 24.
Fans will be able to binge-watch 24 in even tighter morsels when it returns with a limited series next summer.