A survey by research firm Frank N. Magid Associates, released exclusively to CNET, concludes that YouTube is the most popular site for finding online TV shows, trailed closely by Netflix.
The survey asked 2,400 people to check off a list of online sources they use to watch TV shows. YouTube was the most common response, with 38 percent, followed by 33 percent for Netflix, 17 percent for Hulu, and 14 percent for Amazon Prime, according to the data from the June survey.
“The joke in the industry is it’s all babies burping and cats meowing, and maybe YouTube was that,” Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors, told CNET. “When they actually go and use it, people are surprised by the breadth of content that’s there.”
Overall, the study concludes that online TV is growing fast. The number of people who say they watch video online daily jumped 10 points to 32 percent in two years, according to Magid.
You can read a report on the whole survey here on CNET