Shocking Study Shows Average Person Watched 20 Movies in Last 2 Months
By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer
A new study outlines how much streaming content audiences have consumed during the summer of the coronavirus.
The OnePoll survey for Tubi captured the answers of 2,000 Americans regarding how they’ve used streaming services this summer.
Shockingly, the results showed that the average person watched 20 movies over the last two months.
52% of respondents said they watched more streaming content than normal.
When broken down into age groups, people aged 25-34 increased their streaming content consumption the most. PEOPLE reported that these viewers watched an additional four hours of content per day on top of what they were watching back in March and April.
While the average American binge-watched four television series, people in the age groups of 18-24 and 25-34 binged five during the same time period.
47% of the people surveyed, which equates to two in five parents, said that their kids spend more time on streaming services now than when COVID-19 started.
And with no end in sight for many around the U.S.—and new streaming services being announced all the time—audiences are willing to try new services to find new content for their family.
37% said they would try an ad-supported service to try and find new content.
Two in five people can’t find new content they want to watch after spending months inside this year.
Finally, sharing is caring as 17% said they’ve shared streaming service passwords with others who don’t subscribe to some services.
Two in five respondents have used this time of quarantine to catch up on seasons of shows that they previously missed.
This new data brings one very clear point to the forefront—the search for new content is at an all-time high.
As streaming services strive to meet the demand, audiences more than ever need to use discernment about what they’re watching and how much time they spend watching it.
Movieguide® knows how important it is to know what to expect from the content in television shows and movies before you invest in the characters.
That’s why we strive to review as much content as possible on these services to help parents and audiences know what’s good for them to watch.
In addition, Movieguide® founder and publisher Dr. Ted Baehr writes about the importance of media wisdom and discernment for families.
These articles can be found on our parenting page.