Dec 11 2013
Netflix’s War on Mass Culture
According to Nielsen, Americans on average consume nearly five hours of TV every day, a number that has actually gone up since the 1990s. That works out to about 34 hours a week and almost 1,800 hours per year, more than the average French person spends working.
The vast majority of that time is still spent in front of a standard television, watching live or prescheduled programming.
Two decades into the Internet revolution, despite economic challenges and cosmetic upgrades, the ancient regime survives, remaining both the nation’s dominant medium and one of its most immutable.