Netflix Now King of the Hill Among Americans

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DALLAS -- When it comes to streaming, there's a new king on the throne. It looks like a lot of people are Netflix & Chilling, at least in America.

A survey from RBC Capital Markets found 51% of American internet users said they've used Netflix over the past year. Not only does that edge out YouTube, it also leaves Amazon, Hulu and HBO Go in the dust.

An article on the Quartz website notes the biggest reason for Netflix's rise to the top has been its selection of original content. Can you say House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and newcomer Narcos?

Apparently, these shows are big overseas, too. The survey found 52% of the French and 64% of Germans say they've already watched House of Cards.

But when it comes to comedy, it appears one nation's hilarity is another nation's boredom. The sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was only watched by 8 and 10% of French and German participants respectively. That's compared to 26% of Americans.

Either way, now that Netflix is at the top of the TV guide, the streaming company might be the ones laughing all the way to the bank.

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