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Streaming Is Up 34% In March Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Streaming numbers have gone through the roof amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, streaming is up 34% in March and viewership was more than double March 16-22 over the same time period in 2019. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld‘ Cranks Up The Mystery Of Charlotte Hale In The New Episode ‘The Absence of Field’)

 

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Are any of you surprised by this data? You most certainly shouldn’t be. The world has pretty much come to a grinding halt as people isolate from coronavirus.

That means millions of people are stuck at home with nothing to do other than watch TV. Judging from the numbers, that’s exactly what has happened.

 

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Trust me, I’m right there with everybody else. I’ve been binge watching Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon Prime around the clock.

Luckily, “Ozark” and “Westworld” returned at the perfect time. We desperately needed something to lift our spirits during this crisis, and both shows did a great job giving us something to consume.

 

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While the numbers might eventually level off, I think we’re going to see a huge bump in 2020 from 2019 with so many people at home.

 

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Let us know in the comments what you’re watching while isolating and staying safe!