New Netflix Data Reveals Public Binge Watching Habits

Angelo Anderson
November 14, 2017

Binge watching in public is the new trend in India, and Indians are the second-highest public bingers in the world, just behind Mexico, according to a survey.

In new data released by the streaming service, that fact couldn't be more clear with the idea that regardless of where you are, you might not be safe from spoilers.

Eight per cent of Australians are consuming content in a shared restroom - 1 per cent higher than the global average of 7 per cent -suggesting some viewers are unwilling to hit pause on their favourite series despite hygiene and privacy concerns.

59% of Aussies watch Netflix in Public, or anywhere out of home.

These addictive behaviours extend beyond the bathroom, with 34 per cent of Australians using Netflix on their daily commute, and 32 per cent tuning in while at a café or restaurant.

The Netflix data also revealed 61 percent of Australians are publicly bingeing on aeroplanes- more than any other country.

Because we're now bringing our binges into the public space, it has also changed the way spoilers can pollute our everyday lives.

And it's not just for those alone moments too - you might be in the back of a auto with someone and they're watching Netflix because 45% of those watching in the back seat of a vehicle have caught someone looking over their shoulder too. One in two Indians claimed in the survey that a stranger started a conversation with them over the series/movie that they were watching.

We understand if you want to watch the show in your own bathroom, but why in a public bathroom?

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