People Spend More Than Twice As Much Time On Netflix As They Do Socializing


If you have friends who are Netflix subscribers, now you know they're over two times more likely to be binge-watching than hanging out with you.

Statistics show the average subscriber spends more time on Netflix than socializing, reading and exercising combined.

That's the conclusion reached by, which compared the results of different studies to put together this chart.

The graph here is essentially a consolidation of different sources of info. arrived at the number of average hours of Netflix watched per person using Netflix's public statistics on user consumption. The site then compared that average number to the amount of time the average American spends on the four other activities, with those numbers reportedly coming from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What makes these numbers even more interesting is the fact, according to Deloitte, 70 percent of US consumers engage in binge-watching.

As Business Insider mentioned, if we assume all binge-watchers' viewing habits are no different than those of the average Netflix subscriber, that makes for a whole lot of us who indulge in streaming services more than we indulge in fitness or friends.

It's a sign of the times, for sure.

Citations: People Spend More Than Twice As Much Time On Netflix As With Friends (, People watch Netflix more than they hang out with their friends, exercise, and read — combined (Business Insider)