Numbers in the News: Streaming Media

Being stuck at home during the Covid-19 pandemic led to more people digitally streaming movies and TV shows on their devices.

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75 PERCENT

The percent increase in time people worldwide spent streaming in 2020, compared with 2019

$19 BILLION

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The amount of box office revenue lost last year as people in North America streamed movies instead of going to theaters

$47

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The average amount of money Americans spend per month on streaming services—up 24 percent from before the pandemic

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3 vs. 5

The average number of streaming subscriptions per person in 2019 compared with early 2021

THINK ABOUT IT: After the pandemic, do you think the streaming industry will continue to grow? Why or why not?

SOURCES: NIELSON, U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, AT&T, STATISTA, CONVIVA, J.D. POWER

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