6 Numbers That Help Sum Up What People Were Talking About at CES This Year

From Netflix's global expansion to smart fridges

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It's been a busy week at the Consumer Electronics Show, which brought an estimated 150,000 to 170,000 attendees to Las Vegas and provided a glimpse at the future of technology.

Here are six intriguing CES-related numbers that grabbed our attention:

1. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' keynote was one of the week's most newsworthy moments. He turned on video streaming in 130 countries, up from the 60 countries it was available in before Wednesday. He also dropped this eye-popping stat: People watched 12 billion hours of programming in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from 8.25 billion hours during the same time period in 2014.

2. YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl predicted during his keynote that digital will make up 75 percent of total video viewing by 2020, saying, "I don't think digital video will grow linearly, I think it will grow exponentially." Kyncl backed that up by saying the average YouTube viewer watches 40 minutes of mobile video a day, a 50 percent increase over last year.

3. Every major automaker had a presence this year, many of them discussing the future of autonomous cars. And while it's true that many of the concept cars they show off at the conference each year never get made, data from Autotrader suggests that consumers are warming up to the idea of technology on the road. Fifty-two percent of consumers surveyed said that they would be comfortable riding in a driverless car, and 46 percent are willing to pay up up to $1,000 for an interactive dashboard.

4. Tech vendors brought out tons of weird gadgets this week, including plenty of smart-home products. According to data from Coldwell Banker released this week, 45 percent of Americans own or plan to own a connected-home device. Seventy-two percent of millennials said they would pay $1,500 or more to own a gadget that connects to their home.

5. Speaking of the smart home, would you buy groceries from your fridge? On Tuesday, Samsung unveiled a $5,000 connected refrigerator that includes a Mastercard-powered screen on the front that lets people buy groceries at home.

6. The wearable space continues to heat up, particularly in the fitness category, and Fitbit wants to prove that it can do more than just track how many steps you take in a day. The wearable brand launched a $200 smartwatch this week that looks a lot like Apple Watch.

@laurenjohnson lauren.johnson@adweek.com Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.