Here's Where People Are Publicly Netflixing

7% of people admit to streaming TV shows, movies while in public restrooms
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2017 12:30 PM CST
More than a quarter of people admit to watching Netflix while at work. Statistically, some of that is happening in the restroom.   (Getty Images/Manuel-F-O)

(Newser) – "Netflix and chill" is out; Netflix and (shudders) pee is in. In a survey of 37,000 adults around the world conducted a few months ago, Netflix found 7% of people admit to streaming movies or TV shows while in a public restroom, Quartz reports. Overall, the company found 67% of people stream content while outside their homes. Here are some of the other notable numbers:

  • The most popular places to watch Netflix outside the home are on buses, planes, and the commute.
  • 26% of people say they've streamed movies or TV shows while at work.
  • 20% of people admitted to crying while watching Netflix in public.
  • 17% say they've missed their stop while commuting because they were distracted by a movie or TV show.
  • 45% of people watching Netflix outside their homes have caught someone sneakily watching along with them.
  • 11% say they've had a TV show or movie spoiled by someone watching it in public.
  • 27% of people say a stranger has interrupted their Netflix viewing to talk about what they're watching.
  • And finally, only 18% admit they're embarrassed about watching Netflix in public.
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