Are you "Netflix cheating" on your significant other?

Four years after the first study on Netflix cheating in the USA, a new study finds almost half of streaming couples around the world, 46 percent watch ahead of their partners.

If you're like nearly half the world, someone is Netflix cheating in your relationship.

Netflix says a survey found that 48 percent of streaming couples "cheat".

The most common shows people tend to "cheat" watch are: "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", "American Horror Story", "House of Cards", "Orange Is the New Black", "Narcos" and "Stranger Things".

Netflix said cheaters are out on the prowl looking for the next best episode.

Netflix says most TV watchers are not planning to cheat; about 80% of it is unplanned.

In Hong Kong, 40 percent of the people surveyed feel watching ahead of your partner is worse than infidelity. A Netflix study released on Monday reports many Brazilians continue watching series they've promised their partner they'd watch together. About 25 percent are "sleepless cheaters" that will watch TV after their significant other falls asleep.

Anxious that cheat-watching will make its way into your relationship?

At least the next time you flip open your computer and find your Netflix viewing history is inaccurate, you'll know you're among the masses.

Though it's a wretched and hateful practice, which we all do, Netflix is leaning in to its reputation as a relationship pressure point, going so far as to release a PSA detailing just HOW to effectively Netflix Cheat on your partner. Surprisingly, 39 percent streaming couples in India even said watching 2-3 episodes ahead would be a reason for a breakup. It's just too tempting. Chileans think it's no big deal, Japan sees it as unforgivable and most Canadians (61%) say sleep cheating isn't cheating at all.

  • Tracy Ferguson