Netflix Customers Spent 2 Billion Hours Watching Streaming Video In The Last Part Of 2011

All that time spent in front of computer screens devouring hour after hour of Downton Abbey/Breaking Bad/That Move You Won’t Admit You Watched have added up. Neftlix has announced that its members have watched over two billion hours of streaming video — just in the fourth quarter of last year.

According to our smarter older siblings at Consumer Reports, Netflix’s statement says the 20 million streaming customers around the world pitched in viewing time to reach the big numbers.

“We were thrilled to deliver more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies across 45 countries in the fourth quarter,” said Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “Netflix delights members by giving them choice, convenience and control over the entertainment they love for an incredibly low price.”

Netflix has been working hard to bounce back after its failed attempt to split its memberships between the DVD by mail business and the streaming option, as well as increasing prices for each service.

Netflix video streaming hits 2 billion hours [Consumer Reports]