The State of Cord Cutting Today, By the Numbers

Some of the numbers in the cord cutting game will take your breath away.

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Apr 27 2016, 2:00pm

This is part of The Motherboard Guide to Cord Cutting. Follow along here.

People have all sorts of reasons why they're looking to cut the cord, whether it's because they're tired of paying upwards of $100 per month to the likes of Time Warner Cable or Comcast for cable, or that they feel they're simply better served with a smattering of services like Netflix and Sling TV. Regardless of the motivation, there's a lot of data to unpack.

For example, did you know that nearly 400,000 people in the US said goodbye to cable to in 2015? Or that more than one-third of American adults now subscribe to Netflix? And it's almost impossible to believe, but the average American adult spends nearly three hours per day watching TV. That's a lot!

Deciding to cut the cord can be a truly liberating experience for the right person, which is why we decided to do something to help visualize some of the figures involved