Netflix Survey Finds India Ranks Second in Public Bingeing

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This may look pretty simple, but what's a bit odd is that 8% of Australian Netflix users have been watching their movies and shows in public bathrooms.

New survey data from Netflix shows that about 37% of Netflix users binge-watch while at work.

The sample was balanced by age and gender and representative of an adult online population who watch movies and TV shows via streaming services in public settings in the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

Our bog binging actually puts us ahead of the global average which is at seven percent, so Aussies are really making their use of our time in the loo.

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. From the addition of "second screens" in every household to the way we now consume series as fast as we can, digital platforms like Netflix have changed the way we're watching TV and movies.

The survey reported 45 percent of Aussies have caught someone spying on their screen which may be seen as simple nosiness, but a further 11 percent admitted to having a show or movie being spoiled to them by checking out someone else's screen. The worst part of that is one in five feel "show shame" when they do, because they are embarrassed about what they were caught watching!

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