I’m a sports fan. Usually come July, this is a bummer. Because nothing’s on. It’s a barren wasteland with only some baseball to occupy my time. This year, though, what a wonderland of competition. The delayed NBA Finals filled the sports itch in early July and now I’m binging the
We had a fun bit of data dropped via Nielsen in August which allows me to update my most popular article of the year, “Netflix is a Broadcast Channel”. Nielsen let us know how viewership looks through the Coronavirus lock downs as of August 2020. Here’s the original 2019 data
My most popular article of the year is clearly this buzzy headline titled, “Netflix is a Broadcast Channel” Why? Since Netflix is the sexy topic in entertainment—a titan of digital subscriptions—my article probably got some clicks because it’s an “aggressively moderate” take on Netflix. (A lane I’ve decided to lean
One of my big frustrations with the “debate” over Netflix is how little we know. That’s a gripe I share with a lot of folks. One of my big frustrations with coverage of Netflix is how seldom folks try to step into the gap and estimate data points for Netflix.
Last week was “Fall Broadcast Premiere Week”. But I waited to judge everything until the numbers were in. What do you mean, EntStrategyGuy? We had the day after air numbers. What did you need to wait for. Read to find out… (By the way, have you subscribed to my newsletter?
Records have nearly been smashed! After decades in the doldrums, in this year’s Oscar’s telecast—for achievement in the year 2018—popular movies made a comeback. Here’s Todd VanDerWerff explaining for Vox: For the first time since 2012, the total domestic box office of the eight films nominated for Best Picture topped
I try to write these updates to post by late afternoon on a Friday. Often–most weeks actually–I miss that optimistic target and finish them over the weekend/first thing Monday morning, then back date them to the week they cover. Obviously the biggest story of entertainment was Les Moonves being fired,
Hope you enjoyed a lot of discussion on M&A in entertainment & media, with more to come next week. Here’s my weekly call for the “most important story of the week” and some other good reads or listens. Most Important Story of the Last Two Weeks – Comcast/Disney/Fox battle for