People Spend This Much Time On Netflix Compared To Socialising With Their Friends...

16 May 2016, 16:41

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A survey on time use has worked out how long people spend on the streaming site.

Netflix has become such a staple part of everyone's habits, we can all admit we watch a little more than we should. 

But if this survey is anything to go by, some people are doing so much Netflix-watching, they barely have time for anything else. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, American Netflix subscribers spend over twice the amount on the streaming site than they do socialising with friends.

Cordcutting.com reports that while Netflix users spend approximately 100 minutes a day on the site, they only spend 38 minutes "socialising and communicating".

They clearly haven't been part of a really long WhatsApp thread!

Netflix was also unsurprisingly miles ahead of exercising, which people did for an average 17 minutes a day, and reading, which only dominated 19 minutes of their time.

Surely subtitles count?

Relaxing and thinking are also way down on the daily list of priorities... although Netflix definitely makes you think and relax, plus what about all that Netflix and chilling we've all been doing?  

However, UK readers can live in hope that these are only American statistics, so we might not actually be that bad yet.

Maybe this is the push we finally need to go meet a friend or open that book we meant to start reading?

No you're right. What were we thinking?

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