Viewers baffled by complicated TV plots due to looking at their phones

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The peril of 'second screening': Viewers lose track of the plot if they fiddle with their phones while watching television Two-thirds of people struggle to follow TV shows due to second screening  A survey found a majority of viewers watch TV and play with phones or iPads  The Radio Times found this is making it hard to follow tricky drama shows  Interactive shows featuring lots of voting promoted the use of second screening

By Alisha Rouse For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 BST, 22 August 2019 | Updated: 00:07 BST, 22 August 2019

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Plot twists, confusing whodunits and surprise endings – some of our favourite TV dramas require full and undivided attention.

But two-thirds of global viewers are continually baffled by the plot of TV and films because they are ‘second screening’ – watching two screens at once – a survey by Radio Times has found.

British viewers fare even worse than the worldwide average, with 74 per cent of us admitting to plot confusion caused by dual devices. This compares with 66 per cent of Americans and Canadians and 68 per cent of Australians. Interactive

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