Netflix subscribers are tuning into originals like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black more than ever, according to a new study from Centris Marketing Science. In Q3 of this year, 72 percent of U.S. subscribers watched original programming compared to the 57 percent in just Q1. Variety reports the dramatic increase was due to the premiere of BoJack Horseman, the final season of The Killing and the second season of OITNB and other originals. The study also found viewership is highest among millennials, with 76 percent of subscribers between the ages of 18-34 watching originals in Q3 (versus 61 percent in Q1). Overall, original programming on the streaming service was up across all ages, with 71 percent of subscribers between 35-44; 64 percent between 45-54; and 60 percent were 55-plus. Netflix will release original Marco Polo on Dec. 12, and the third seasons of HOC and OITNB next year, along with new series Grace and Frankie and Bloodline.
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]