Back in the day before on-demand TV shows and movies were so readily available, what happened is that you’d have to wait for a certain time and a certain day for your favorite TV show to be playing. However today thanks to services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, binge watching your favorite TV series is made possible.
This is also why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that over in the US, the number of people who have Netflix installed is greater than those who own a DVR. In a survey of 1,211 households in the US conducted by Leichtman Research Group (LRG), they found that 54% of households in the US have Netflix installed.
This is versus the 53% that have DVRs installed at home. Granted Netflix has only edged out DVR installations by a hair, but considering that this is the first time that it has managed to surpass the technology, we guess it is still pretty big. This is versus a survey conducted back in 2011 where the disparity was much greater, where Netflix was at 28% and DVRs were at 44%.
In addition to this, the survey found that 64% of households were subscribed to some kind of video-on-demand service, like Netflix, Amazon Prime video, and/or Hulu, and that 23% of adults stream Netflix on a daily basis, an increase from the 6% back in 2011.