One-third of US adults are watching SVOD services less because of free alternatives

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Key stat: 32% of US adults are watching subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services less because they are watching more on free streaming services, per a July 2023 Aluma Insights survey. For 34% of US adults, viewing behaviors across streaming services haven’t changed as a result of free streaming services.

Beyond the chart:

  • According to the same survey, 40% of US adults have increased their viewing time on free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) services in the past year.
  • This year, FAST viewers will reach 100.6 million in the US, marking 4.5% growth YoY, according to our forecast.
  • The Roku Channel claims the largest share of FAST viewers, at 67.4%, followed by Tubi (64.4%) and Pluto TV (57.1%).

Use this chart:

  • Evaluate CTV advertising spend.
  • Balance SVOD and FAST investments.

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Note: Respondents were asked, "Because I'm watching more free streaming services, I'm spending less time watching..."

Methodology: Data is from an October 2023 Aluma Insights (formerly The Diffusion Group) survey of almost 1,900 US adults during July 2023. Respondents watch free video-on-demand (FVOD) or free live TV streaming services.

First Published on Nov 8, 2023

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