n. The characteristics or qualities that enable something to be read, watched, or listened to completely.
Other Forms
Finally, there is finishability. Emails are concise, overcoming the readers’ sense of being overwhelmed by limiting the length and the number of items made available. Contrast that with the “infinite scroll” of endless content on many websites and social media platforms which can never be fully read and can leave readers frustrated.
—Kaspars Grinvalds, “Email isn’t dead — and it’s helping to keep newspapers alive,” The Conversation, November 10, 2016
That's one reason why the anthology model works so well. Each season of True Detective or American Horror Story is an entirely new show, one that is wrapped up by season's end. Audiences like the finishability of these anthologies. We crave endings — and with stories that begin and end in a single season, we know we'll get finality, and fast.
—Travis M. Andrews, “How endless reboots are ruining TV,” The Week, September 24, 2015
"Finishability." I learned a new word this spring when I visited The Economist's headquarters in London with a group of study abroad students. In these days of declining print readership, media observers have tried to decode the continuing success of this highbrow British export. …Tom Standage, digital editor at The Economist, pointed to "finishability" as a key to success. Each week the magazine engages readers with information about politics and science, economics and world affairs they can finish in an hour or two.
—Carol Schwalbe, “Finishability — An Antidote to Information Overload” (PDF), The Journal of Magazine Media, July 19, 2010
2009 (earliest)
I get plenty of personal filtering from friends on email and Twitter and through endless RSS feeds I choose to dip into… but I still want an editor to choose an old-fashioned, finishable package of articles.
—Phil Gyford, “Finishability,” Phil Gyford's Website, December 18, 2009
Lambert is perplexed by a philosophical conflict between the “finishability” issues of this piece (regardless of possible missing pages), and leaving it to remain in limbo, unheard.
—Johnny Reinhard, “Across the Universe,” New Music Box, October 12, 2005