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10 Most Addictive Shows Ever

24 takes top honors, followed by Lost , Friends
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 1:19 PM CDT
10 Most Addictive Shows Ever
This 2006 file photo, provided by ABC, shows the primary cast of the network's dramatic series "Lost."    (AP Photo/ABC, Bob D'Amico)

(Newser) – Jack Bauer doesn't even have to torture you to keep you glued to your couch, reports the Daily Telegraph, scoring nearly a fifth of the votes for most addictive show in a survey of some 3000 couch potatoes. “Although crime doesn't pay, as our list reveals, it most certainly pulls in the viewers,” says a LOVEFiLM exec. The list:

  1. 24, 19%
  2. Lost, 17%
  3. Friends, 10%
  4. Heroes, 9%

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  1. The Wire, 7%
  2. Dr. Who, 6%
  3. CSI, 5%
  4. Prison Break, 4%
  5. The Sopranos, 3%
  6. Sex and the City, 2%
(Read more television stories.)

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