Newly released data from a survey about bingeing — and in particular, about doing it in public — reveals some unusual patterns. Among the conclusions being drawn in a new release from Netflix, based on a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey from Aug. 24-Sept. 7, is that 67% of people are willing to risk embarrassment, awkwardness and spoilers to watch their favorite shows and movies in public.
“In a world with 2.4 billion smartphone users, mobile viewing is on the rise and ‘binge-free zones’ are a thing of the past,” Netflix notes. “But as millions of people take full advantage of Netflix to stream and download anytime and anywhere, private binge behaviors are now on public display.”
The announcement also notes that “public bingers rank having access to movies or shows higher than food and water as ‘essential’ items for travelling or commuting.”
Also among the revelations: We’re being watched while we’re watching; we’re being interrupted by strangers; we wear our shows on our sleeves; and we’re spoiling shows for screen snoopers.
The conclusions are backed up by numbers — you can click here to read the full announcement from Netflix.