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Monday, December 31, 2018

Why Netflix said it had 45 million viewers

Today's mystery is why Netflix lied and said 45 million accounts -- 45,037,125 exactly -- watched a show called "Bird Box."

No problem readers, I have this one covered.



CNN reported, "It's an impressive figure, certainly, but one that also requires a 'Star Wars' scroll-worth of disclaimers, qualifiers and questions -- several of them immediately posed by journalists and TV industry rivals, who have been frustrated by the streaming giant's unwillingness to divulge such information.

"Central to all of it, too, is a greater conversation about transparency. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and all the rest fighting for streaming domination share a dedication to operating as though they're immune to the numbers-driven nature of the content business."

Of course there are two caveats in the CNN report. First, it is a CNN report. Duh.

Second, CNN is part of a gargantuan global conglomerate that competes with Netflix and the other streamers.

But just because CNN reported something does not make it untrue.

"Game of Thrones" had 8.9 million viewers of its last episode in 2017. It resumes its final season in April.

And I am to believe believe "Bird Box' is five times as popular?

Netflix is lying.

A report in Variety in March convinced me of this: "Netflix appointed Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, to its board of directors."

They hired her for her expertise in lying about videos.

15 comments:

  1. Let's not forget their big hire:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-backlash-barack-michelle-obama-deal-conservatives-2018-5

    President Pinocchio's $2500 premium savings:

    https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/premiums-have-steadily-climbed-despite-obama-promise-to-cut-them/

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  2. Netflix effec up bigly.

    They hired the Obamas and their protectors as if that would help them in some way.

    Instead, they have make crap up to justify to their investors why a lot of their stuff is just crap.

    I like Netflix and they have some good home grown shows and movies, but not at the rate they churn them out.

    Hiring the Obamas didn't help.

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    1. I will never give Netflix a nickel after the Obama deal. They are the enemy.

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  3. 45 mil is probably closer to the number of actual Hillary voters.

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  4. She's liar but how good? No one really believed her. Not even the media. Oh, they pretended to but they know Benghazi wasn't about a stupid video.

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    1. I call it "the lie that will fly". Democrats throw out complete BS that helps them, and the media blesses it as gospel.

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  5. I actually watched this movie last night and it was good. Not nearly as scary as some have claimed but a good story and well filmed. It is hard to believe that 45 million people have seen it though. Why lie about the numbers Netflix? Why? I don't get it.

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  6. 45 million viewers?

    That would be about the number of gut microbiota in Michael Moore's G-I tract, right?

    Pity the poor cable installer guy.

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  7. No conservative should be subscribed to Netflix.

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    1. I had been considering canceling my Netflix subscription, when I read they were making a deal with Obama I did so immediately.
      From what I've learned about them since then I should not have signed up in the first place.

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    2. I found out about Obama and that was all she wrote. Couldn't stomach it. Honest folks don't hire liars.

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    3. Netflix hired Barky and her husband because they thought all the lickspittle fanbois and gender-confused of all sexes would sign up to watch whatever new agitprop was churned out on their behalf. Reed Hastings, too clever by half, probably did not count on the loss of subscribers said hire would precipitate......

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  8. The GoT count: Is that during that episode's initial broadcast on HBO, or does it count all of the VOD views on HBO Go and such?

    Or is Netflix gaming their numbers like a pubic transportation office does: counting every ride from one stop to another as a 'trip', even though most passengers are on for a series of stops, leaving you to assume that each such 'trip' was made by a separate rider?

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  9. Kind of like the agitprop the CA gubmint brain trust employed to seek funding/building the high-speed rail from LA to SF (or wherever it is going). I mean, how many people actually want to travel between those 2 points on a daily basis anyway? Put your money where your mouth is. Let the riders pay the true cost per ride.

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