Netflix viewing up 20% as people stay home to wait out Sandy

East Coasters are apparently watching a lot of Netflix (s NFLX) as they’re trying to wait out Hurricane Sandy. A Netflix spokesperson just sent us the following stat:

“We currently see about 20% more streaming compared to last Monday. A lot of it is coming from the East Coast with New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore showing a lot of activity on Netflix. Initially we saw a lot of kids titles being watched, a sign that the kids are staying home from school. We’re glad we can provide people some great entertainment while they’re hunkered down for the storm and hope everyone stays safe.”

Now let’s hope everyone’s electricity stays on so you can finally finish that Arrested Development marathon. Seriously, please stay inside if you are in a non-evacuation zone  – and check our list of ways to track the hurricane online if you’re getting bored of Netflix.