Users now spend an average of $73 a month on streaming, compared to $90 a month in 2021, according to recent data from the research firm Parks Associates, which conducts surveys of 10,000 US internet households each quarter.
At the same time, one-third of these households used at least one free ad-supported service by the end of 2022, Parks Associates found, marking the fourth year in a row that free ad-based services have seen market-share growth.
More than 40% of ad-based OTT service users said there were “far too many ads,” and a higher percentage said they thought ads were too often not relevant to them, Parks Associates found. With that said, many free ad-supported services still have more competitive CPMs compared to subscription streaming services with ad tiers.
From the article, "Household spending on streaming is going down" by Kelsey Sutton