Netflix Is For HDTV Buffs, Hulu Is For Computer Geeks

Nielsen recently polled 12,000 American netizens and asked them about Hulu and Netflix. The survey results suggest that Netflix users are movie-watching HDTV buffs, while Hulu users are TV show-watching computer geeks.

According to Nielsen, Netflix users tend to watch only movies (53%) on their HDTVs via a gaming console (50%). Only 11% of subscribers watch only TV shows on the streaming service. Hulu users, however, prefer the computer (89%) to the big screen and watch mostly TV shows (73%).

Overall, online streaming is exploding. Viewers watched a record 15 billion videos online in May 2010 which is a staggering amount of content flowing through the intertubes. [Nielsen]

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