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Wired and Deadline have both just written articles after Netflix' Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos talked about the future of the company at this morning's investor conference call. Most importantly, he said that they would be boosting the 5% of current revenues that go toward creating new shows "to 10%, to 12%, to 15% over the next couple of years.”

While this is great news for cord cutters and fans of original programming, he said that Firefly fans shouldn't get their hopes up. While Arrested Development grew in numbers as people discovered it on Netflix, he thinks the number that would watch a continuation of Firefly would be "fewer than the 6M who watched it." He probably has backed this up by looking at Netflix' own data regarding how many new people watch each show.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad his numbers on firefly are wrong if they don't include disc viewers, which it appears they don't.
    Many Firefly fans own the series on disc so they don't watch it on Netflix. Why watch a highly compressed copy of your beloved show when you own it on Blu-Ray?
    These same people though would flock to Netflix in order to view new episodes and would purchase it when it comes out on disc, further padding Netflix's bottom line.
    The funny thing is that Firefly remains one of the top shows on Netflix despite it's large disc viewership.
    Time to tell us the truth Sarandos. You're just like any other TV exec, you kill what you don't like.


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