Here is a report that will likely come as a surprise to anyone who has seen even moments of Netflix’s reboot of the classic TGIF sitcom Full House. The ratings experts Symphony Advanced Media claims that Fuller House is the most popular show on television, drawing more than 14 million viewers. Just for context, that makes the comically bad reboot more popular than mega-hits like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.
Netflix, for their part, doesn’t release ratings information and has called SAM’s methodology for collecting them “remarkably inaccurate” in the past. SAM collects data from smart phone apps that uses audio recognition software to determine what users are watching. The only problem is, it’s hard to know how representative of the general population their sample size really is. Also, comparing a show that is binged-watch in a single session or two with a weekly series is problematic for comparisons.
But, even if Fuller House isn’t the biggest show on TV, the fact that a massive amount of people spent hours of their life watching a show Vulture called “the most excruciating TV minutes ever broadcast” is truly concerning. Discuss
Have you had a long, stressful day? Are you looking for a way to unwind and relax? Has all of life’s little worries got you down? Well, Netflix might just have a way to make it all just melt away with the help of tranquil landscapes and some happy clouds, blowing through the sky.
Netflix has just added 25 classic episodes of Bob Ross’ instructional painting show to its catalogue. It’s essentially the binge-watching equivalent of taking a long nap. The “Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere” collection contains lessons like “Wilderness Cabin,” “Pastel Seascape” and “Mountain Rhapsody,” which are obviously, as relaxing as they sound. Discuss
We’ve got some big news binge-watchers: Thanks to a new deal between Disney and Netflix—which has been in the works for years—your list of things to watch is about to get a lot longer.
In a press release, Netflix announced that Disney (which owns several of Hollywood's biggest studios) has officially inked a deal that will bring some of the biggest blockbusters in the world to the streaming platform:
From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.
It’s not clear yet just how much of the full catalogs will be available when the deal goes into effect this September, but what is clear is that if you want to watch movies from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm or Disney on TV, Netflix will be the only place you can do it. The agreement is exclusive, meaning that none of the new titles will be on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Discuss
Wake up, San Fransisco and everywhere else. We have big Fuller House news. Only days after debuting the reboot series on Netflix, the online streaming service has renewed Fuller House for a second season. That's right, the Tanner family will still be everywhere you look for at least another 13 episodes. And that means there's still a chance that an Olsen twins will make fans' dreams come true and reprise their role as the adorable Michelle Tanner. Our money is on Mary-Kate, but we aren't picky. As it stands now, the show revolves around the widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron Bure, who is raising her three sons with the help of her younger sister Stephanie Tanner, played by Jodie Sweetin, and Kimmy Gibler, played by Andrea Barber. Sound familiar? It definitely should. Because Netflix doesn't release ratings, it's impossible to know how many people have tuned in to watch Fuller House, but the show now has a promise of another season to capture the hearts of Netflix viewers. Discuss
You may start noticing a new trend on Netflix. This December, sermon series from four prominent pastors—Joyce Meyer, Steven Furtick, Andy Stanley and Ed Young—were all added to the streaming content platform as part of a new effort led by Young to get Christian teachings on Netflix. In an interview with RNS, the executive director of marketing for Joyce Meyers said that Netflix asked that the pastors avoid promoting products and soliciting donations, but was relatively open when it came to the content of the sermons. Young told RNS, “Jesus said that we should become fishers of men. If I’m going to catch the most fish, I’ve got to put a lot of hooks in the water. But I’m most excited about Netflix right now.” Discuss