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Netflix says its subscribers watch an average of two hours a day

It’s easy to fall down a Netflix hole if you’re not careful. The company recently released a report saying the average subscriber spends two hours a day on the service. Nielsen’s most recent audience report shows two hours is about how much time US adults ages 18 to 34 spend watching live or time-shifted TV, but older viewers watch a lot more.

Adults ages 35 to 49 watch TV for an average of three hours and 41 minutes a day, while those ages 50 to 64 log five hours and 38 minutes in front of the tube. Those ages 65 plus watch the most TV, an average of six hours and 55 minutes per day. The report also shows teens have reduced the time they spend watching cable TV in favor of watching Netflix and YouTube.