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Uptick in streaming services consumption due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020

A study conducted in the United States in March 2020 revealed that 68 percent of Disney Plus users who were practising social distancing had increased their usage of the service in the last month as a result of the coronavirus, as well as 66 percent of Netflix and Hulu users who said that their consumption had also gone up in that time period. Many sources predicted that video streaming consumption would grow during the coronavirus outbreak as consumers turned to entertainment they could enjoy whilst at home, and thus far it seems that these predictions were correct. TV viewing has also increased, with local newscasts and daytime children's TV seeing an uptick in audience numbers between February and March 2020.

Increased viewership of major streaming services in the last month due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 18 and 19, 2020

Number of respondents

1,276 respondents

Age group

16-74 years

Special properties

among respondents who were social distancing who were users of each service

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Are you doing this more or less now vs. a month ago?

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