Pandemic-Related Programming Surges on Netflix Amid Coronavirus Spread

Outbreak and Pandemic climb on Netflix's Top 10 lists as Contagion rises on iTunes

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The 1995 film Outbreak, about a fictional Ebola-like virus, is the No. 3 most-popular movie on Netflix today. Netflix

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Around the country, out-of-home entertainment options like movie theaters, gyms, bars and restaurants have closed their doors in an attempt to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. As more people are choosing to stay home and practice social distancing, many are gravitating toward virus-related streaming content.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.