We all love curling up in front of the TV after a long day, right?
Well actually, maybe not. According to a new survey, it’s a very different story for teenagers.
Research undertaken by digital entertainment company Defy Media shows that young millennials actually consider digital video their ‘daily lifeline’.
In the company’s fourth annual ‘Youth Media Diet’ report, it’s explained that 65% of 13 to 24-year-olds watch content online throughout the entire day.
57% consider it a mood lifter, 61% claim it relieves stress, 47% use it to learn skills (HELLO, Kylie Jenner‘s make-up tutorials) and 60% say they do so to keep up to date with what’s trending.
TBH, this isn’t exactly a huge shocker. But the next part kinda is…
Apparently, these youngsters reckon YouTube is better than both regular television AND Netflix.
Around 85% of those surveyed said it was their favourite platform for video content. Netflix came in second place with 66%, while TV lagged behind in third with 62%.
Facebook just missed out on the top three with 53%.
Social video is also on the rise. The report states: ‘Time spent watching video on social and free online sources combined equaled 12.1 hours weekly.’ Crikey.
Andy Tu – Defy Media’s executive vice president of marketing – tells Mashable: ‘So many people talk about being connected.
‘They wake up and go to bed watching video in all these different platforms.’
Well, we bet YouTubers such as Zoella and Alfie Deyes are pretty pleased…