Netflix CEO Still Won't Yield House Of Cards Ratings
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sure knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk. On Monday, he presented at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, stating that Netflix is a viable entity and is doing quite well since its drop in subscribers after attempting to split its service in 2011. Indeed, the service now has some viable original programming, including Lilyhammer and House of Cards, with plenty more on the way.
Reportedly, according to Deadline, Hastings says House of Cards was “a great success.” The man also says that the original drama, which stars Kevin Spacey, has become the breakout and most-watched content on the service. However, he’s still not giving out any concrete numbers, so we should take “great success” with a grain of salt.
Without having any sort of numbers available, it’s difficult to tell how House of Cards fares when compared to network and cable, or even subscription cable television. Considering the format and availability of Netflix programming compared to television programming, I’m not sure comparing would even be fair, however. Suffice to say, the streaming service seems to be happy enough with its original content to continue producing more. With shows like Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove being added to the schedule in coming months, the service is going to have plenty to offer in a variety of genres. Additionally, some big name actors have signed on. If you’ve been thinking about subscribing, now should be a good time to get some bang for your buck.
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