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What Gen Z is Watching

With all sports and live events canceled until further notice, what is Gen-Z watching to help pass the time during quarantine?

EduBirdie, the hub for Gen-Z stats, surveyed 1,231 users to discover the variety of content that’s being watched so far.

Generation Z is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years.


Some findings include:

Only 18% of survey takers have reported using the Netflix Party feature with friends.

Netflix Party

Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone.

12% of those surveyed have watched the movie Contagion during quarantine.


A group of medical experts must race against time to stop an unknown virus that ignites a global pandemic. | Stream on Netflix

87% of Gen-Z have watched the Netflix original docuseries, Tiger King.

Tiger King

This documentary series explores big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters that must be seen to be believed. | Stream on Netflix

92% of Gen-Z have been using streaming platforms like Netflix, HBOGo, Hulu, etc. with the top 3 shows being: Schitt’s Creek, Love is Blind and Ozark.

Schitt’s Creek

A wealthy couple — video store magnate Johnny and his soap opera star wife Moira — suddenly find themselves completely broke. With only one remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek, which the Roses bought years earlier as a joke, this once-wealthy couple must give up life as they know it. 

By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, 

Love is Blind

Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person. | Stream on Netflix


A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. | Stream on Netflix

23% of Gen-Z have reported to have been frequently re-watching old sports games.


Where to re-watch old sports games?

Youtube (free)

ESPN+ ($4.99/month)

Stream thousands of exclusive live events from MLB, NHL, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, Top Rank Boxing, and more.

NFL League Pass

Watch live NFL Preseason games, replay all 256 regular-season games.

NBA League Pass, NBA Game Pass and

Watch classic games on their sites, featuring every NBA Finals game from the 2000s. NBA League Pass offers fans the chance to try a free 7-day trial at different times throughout the year via Amazon Prime.


Archived games from every team during 2018 and 2019.

Yes, some games may be included with your Amazon Prime membership. Get a free 30-day trial here. To subscribe to MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels, you must have an active Amazon Prime membership. 

Don’t worry if you don’t already have an  Amazon Prime membership. Get a free 30-day trial here. and NHL app

Full replays of all 2019-20 NHL regular-season games

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