Advertisements isn’t something a lot of Netflix subscribers would tolerate. According to a study by Hub Entertainment Research, the streaming giant could lose as much as a quarter of its customers if it started showing ads.
The exact percentage given is 23%, which would equate to around 14 million subscribers (Netflix has 60 million paid subscribers in the U.S.). Advertisements wouldn’t be a total dealbreaker for some if the service agreed to lowering its prices, however.
Only 14% of respondents said they would definitely or probably drop their subscription if it were $2 cheaper than they currently pay. That number fell to 12% at a $3 discount.
The study’s findings were based on a survey of 1,765 U.S. TV consumers between ages 16 and 74 who watch at least one hour of television a week and have broadband in the home.