Netflix Reaches One Billion Hours of Monthly Viewing, CEO Says It’s Just Getting Warmed Up

Netflix endured some dark times late last year but has since become more popular than ever.

Indeed, CEO Reed Hastings this week revealed that June marked the first time Netflix reached one billion hours of streamed content—that’s more than 33 million hours of viewing per day day, or 1.4 million times more hours than a day has.

“Congrats to Ted Sarandos and his amazing content licensing team,” Reed said on Facebook. “Netflix monthly viewing exceeded one billion hours for the first time ever in June.”

And while that’s very impressive, Reed suggested that the record shall soon be broken: “When House of Cards and Arrested Development debut, we’ll blow these records away. Keep going, Ted, we need even more.”

Netflix charges users $8 per month for unlimited access to an expansive library of commercial-free television shows and movies.