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Read My Latest “Netflix’s 2020 Year in Review” at Whats-On-Netflix

Want an in-depth look at Netflix’s 2020? I mean a couple of thousand words on everything from their stock price to subscriber growth to their biggest content to executive moves? And what it all means? Well, check out my latest at Whats-On-Netflix, “Netflix’s 2020 Year in Review: Biggest Hits & Business Insights“

Read My Latest at Decider “Who Won 2020?” Both Film and TV

Ah for the olden days of evaluating content. In 2019, if you wanted to know, “What was the most popular film?” You just looked at the box office and saw that the answer was (very clearly) Avengers: Endgame. Even TV was relatively simple: Game of Thrones set global records for its entire final season.  (Though ...

“The Mandalorian vs The Queen’s Gambit: Who Won November” at Decider

In what is now a recurring column, over at Decider I took a look at all the ratings data I could find to declare the streaming winner in the US for November. This one is packed with with charts, tables and data. (If you’re curious for the older editions, here’s September and July.) Also, I ...

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Read My Latest “‘Freaky’ is The First Test of Comcast’s Big New Release Strategy”

It’s fascinating that between now and essentially March, Universal will be the only studio releasing films to theaters. And it’s able to do so because of its big “PVOD after three weeks” strategy it announced with AMC Theaters (and since others) in March. The first film under this new partnership debuted two weeks back, Freaky, ...

Read My Latest Guest Articles at Whats On Netflix and Decider

In lieu of a big article this week—I was a pinch busy on some other projects and I’m also digging through a lot of viewership data from Nielsen—I wanted to shout out two guest articles that I never linked to on this website. – First, I wrote about Netflix’s viewership over the summer at What’s ...

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Read My Latest “Why Did Netflix Cancel ‘Away’? (Hint: The Company’s Going Through A Midlife Crisis)”

It’s fairly clear Netflix is cancelling more shows sooner than they have in year’s past. The latest victim is the space epic Away. This move is more than a streamer cancelling an expensive show that underperformed, it shows that Netflix is embracing (some) cost discipline as it enters its third decade. Read about that at ...

Read My Latest at Decider “AMC Theaters and Comcast Declared a Truce: What does it Mean and What Comes Next?”

Well, I promised you takes on AMC Theaters and Comcast’s big new deal to launch feature films on “Premium Video on Demand” 17 days after release, and it’s finally up at Decider. What does that mean for theaters? Studios? And Streamer? I explain in my latest along with some explanation for why this deal got ...

Read My Latest at Decider “‘Hamilton’ vs. ‘The Old Guard’ vs. ‘Greyhound’ vs. ‘Palm Springs’: Which Movie Was Straight-To-Streaming Champion of July?”

July was a big month for straight-to-streaming films. With theaters still shut down in the United States (and in large parts of the world) streaming is where the action is. A couple of weeks back, I started dabbling with Google Trends to look at the big streaming movies in July for my weekly column. One ...

Read My Latest “5 Insights from Netflix’s Viewing Data for its Original Movies” at Whats-On-Netflix

If you’re up for some more Netflix data, I got you covered over at Whats-On-Netflix.com. I essentially wrote up this long Twitter thread… 1/ Time to dig deep into some Netflix data. #Netflix #Datecdote $NFLX @Netflix A Thread on Netflix' Feature Film Performance — The Entertainment Strategy Guy (@EntStrategyGuy) July 20, 2020 …into a full-blown ...

Read My Latest at The Ankler (Paywall): Are Superhero Movies Doomed?

If you don’t follow me on social or subscribe to my newsletter, you may have missed my latest guest article at The Ankler (behind a paywall). It’s a short one, but a goody.  In it I compared Netflix’s recent Hard R action films, and their “datecdotes”, to Netflix’s other big swings, like Bird Box and ...