Netflix generates more ad revenues per viewer than other streamers, but gap narrows

Key stat: Netflix’s US ad revenues per ad-supported viewer will fall from $70.44 this year to $59.67 by 2026, according to our forecast. But it will still generate more ad revenues per viewer than any other streaming services through the end of our forecast window.

Beyond the chart:

  • Netflix will generate 53.6% more ad revenues per ad-supported viewer than Hulu this year, according to our US TV and Connected TV Ad Spending Forecasts H1 2024 report.
  • However, Hulu has six times more ad-supported viewers in the US than Netflix and its connected TV (CTV) ad revenues will be more than four times those of Netflix.
  • Now that Amazon has introduced ads to its Prime Video service, Apple TV+ has become the biggest streaming platform to hold out on ads.

Use this chart:

  • Demonstrate Netflix’s current leadership in ad revenues.
  • Identify growth potential for other services like Paramount+.
  • Assess ROI on ads across different streaming platforms.

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Methodology: Estimates are based on the analysis of various elements related to the ad spending market, including macro-level economic conditions, historical trends of the advertising market, historical trends of each medium in relation to other media, reported revenues from major ad publishers, estimates from other research firms, data from benchmark sources, consumer media consumption trends, consumer device usage trends, and eMarketer interviews with executives at ad agencies, brands, media publishers, and other industry leaders.