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Committed to watching a TV show with your significant other? You’re probably going to cheat

Ashley Madison: you have a pass for the next minute.

TiVo today released the results of its third annual Cheaters Survey, which looked at how often respondents watched a shared show without their significant other.

Ah, what a feeling! You know, the one when you and your significant other agree to binge-watch the second season of Orange is the New Black, but one night apart leads to a back-to-back-to-back viewing session by one partner while the other is traveling.

Well, cheating is the norm:

- 62 per cent of respondents admitted to watching a shared show without their significant other

- 40 per cent of respondents admitted that they cheat at least once a week

-74 per cent of males admitted that they watched shared shows without their significant others while only 54 per cent of women admitted the same

- 56 per cent of respondents said that they do not feel guilty when show cheating

- 47 per cent of respondents have been ‘caught in the act’

- 74 per cent of respondents have confessed to show cheating

TiVo surveyed 496 people in the U.S. with significant others, ages 18 and up, from July 18-19, 2015.

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Adam Flomenbaum

Adam Flomenbaum is a global leading expert on social television, over the top platforms, TV Everywhere, and content marketing. Flomenbaum has written for Dime Magazine and Brooklyn’s Finest (ESPN TrueHoop). In January 2014, he began contributing to LostRemote, a leading social TV blog, and was named editor in October 2014.

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