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Joe Exotic And Coronavirus Give Netflix A Boost

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Netflix gained 16 million new subscribers in the first quarter of the year, thanks in part to coronavirus and Joe Exotic. (John Horn/LAist)
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It’s no secret that we’re spending a lot more time streaming entertainment these days.

The average American is now watching about 8 hours of streaming content every day, double from before the pandemic. And one beneficiary of that surge is Netflix.

The company released its first quarter results today. And, like the animals in “Tiger King,” Netflix made a killing.

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