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Re: Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends with its final season
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 11:08:39 PM »
Amazon's The Boys was the third-most watched streaming in the latest ratings

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/top-ten/

The streaming ratings are at the bottom of that page, labeled SVOD


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Re: Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends with its final season
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 10:53:08 PM »
ThTs a shame Glow was awesome
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Re: Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends with its final season
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2020, 04:43:39 AM »
ThTs a shame Glow was awesome
Bugger! I really enjoyed Glow too, and from memory it had plenty of places to go.
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Re: Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends with its final season
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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2020, 08:03:18 AM »
Hi, I just changed the title of this thread to be more general, as it went past Sabrina a long time ago :)
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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2020, 09:07:13 PM »
It's ridiculous how trigger happy Netflix have become with cancellations. It makes me apprehensive about starting a new series in case they cancel it before it's finished. It doesn't help that them seem to make these decisions without any rhyme or reason. Pretty much everything they have cancelled seems to be critically acclaimed or at least fairly popular. Meanwhile their genuinely awful creations just keep running and running.

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2020, 09:39:45 PM »
From what I've heard, they're haemorrhaging money and making new series is cheaper than keeping on the cast and crew for a series that's gotten popular. I assume in the end people watch the latest fad anyway. Like a lot of things today, it's not built with longevity in mind. It's all about the next quarterly report and whatnot.

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2020, 11:16:44 PM »
From what I've heard, they're haemorrhaging money and making new series is cheaper than keeping on the cast and crew for a series that's gotten popular. I assume in the end people watch the latest fad anyway. Like a lot of things today, it's not built with longevity in mind. It's all about the next quarterly report and whatnot.

That makes sense. Hopefully people are a bit more wary of working with them in the future.

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2020, 10:56:34 PM »
Netflix bids on new Addams Family show by Tim Burton and Shannara Chronicles writers

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/tim-burton-wants-to-make-an-addams-family-tv-show/1100-6483650/

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2020, 05:26:23 AM »
From what I've heard, they're haemorrhaging money and making new series is cheaper than keeping on the cast and crew for a series that's gotten popular. I assume in the end people watch the latest fad anyway. Like a lot of things today, it's not built with longevity in mind. It's all about the next quarterly report and whatnot.

That's weird.  i feel like Netflix would be really golden right now with it being the main way for people to watch movies with COVID and whatnot.

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2020, 10:18:54 AM »
From what I've heard, they're haemorrhaging money and making new series is cheaper than keeping on the cast and crew for a series that's gotten popular. I assume in the end people watch the latest fad anyway. Like a lot of things today, it's not built with longevity in mind. It's all about the next quarterly report and whatnot.

This meshes with something I've heard, which is that it's only "new content" that brings in new subscribers, and that's where the money is. Once people join up, they tend to stay, so the whole "sales" model is on getting new sign-ups. And you don't do that with season 8 of something old, you do that with "look at this BRAND NEW AMAZING THING!"

I read something that three series is the sweet spot of enough content to generate maximum buzz and deliver satisfaction, without putting more into a bucket that's already given all the pay-off. I'm faintly hopeful that now that they've learned this, they'll do more planning around that number?

The other option, of course, is that people start building "rights reversion" stuff into their contracts, and bailing out to a new service when the plug gets pulled. (Like Brooklyn 99 and The Expanse.)

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2020, 07:59:24 PM »
The example of GLOW is especially egregious. The show only had one season left, and I think I remember reading that they had already finished filming it, or they were partway through filming it. I've never watched it, but I imagine the fans of the show are pretty annoyed, to say the least.

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2020, 09:30:38 PM »
Netflix orders Czech science fiction movie, Spaceman of Bohemia, starring Adam Sandler

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/adam-sandler-to-star-in-upcoming-netflix-sci-fi-adaptation/1100-6483773/

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Re: Netflix's updates on series - cancellations and other news
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2020, 12:35:32 AM »
The final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will release on December 31st, New Year's Eve

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-season-of-netflixs-sabrina-now-has-a-release-date/1100-6483784/