Netflix Breaks Out Viewership Numbers For ‘You,’ ‘Sex Education,’ ‘Elite’

In reporting its fourth-quarter earnings, Netflix offered numbers that are far harder to come by: viewership stats for six of its newest series, including You, Sex Education and Elite. No third party measures streaming audiences globally as, say, Nielsen does in the U.S. Netflix zealously guards its data and has steadfastly refused to provide the kinds of ratings updates that […]

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Hulu Leapfrogs Netflix In Race For First Take On Fyre Festival

In a digital-age twist on the Hollywood phenomenon of competing movie projects (think Armageddon vs. Deep Impact or, more recently, Jungle Book vs. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle), Hulu has leapfrogged Netflix with its take on the infamous Fyre Festival. Hulu announced its project about the music fest’s epic 2017 meltdown, Fyre Fraud, last spring for release in 2019 but […]

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‘Bird Box Challenge’ crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

Police in Utah say a driver was covering her eyes and participating in the so-called “Bird Box Challenge” when she crashed into another vehicle on Monday. The Layton City Police Department tweeted Friday that the crash caused no injuries. The department warned drivers not to participate in the viral challenge, in which people move around while wearing blindfolds, a reference to the […]

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New warning over Netflix scam hackers are using to steal your money

Netflix subscribers have been warned not to fall for a new set of convincing fake emails asking them to update their payment details. The scam emails say they are from the streaming service but are in fact from criminals trying to steal your money. The message currently circulating reads: "We’re having some trouble with your current billing information. "We’ll try […]

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Netflix Could Lose 20% of Its Top Content as Soon as 2020

Some of Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) most valuable content is licensed from other media companies. For example, the streaming video company agreed to pay $100 million to AT&T's (NYSE: T) WarnerMedia for the rights to stream Friends in 2019. Meanwhile, AT&T has discussed plans to launch its own WarnerMedia-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service at the end of next year. Disney (NYSE: DIS) […]

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Google, Netflix, Costco ranked among top companies for diversity by workers

As the United States continues to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, some companies have prioritized diversifying their workplaces as well. Google, Costco and Netflix are among the best large companies for diversity, according to compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably. Diversity was defined as “how non-caucasian employees rate their workplace overall” for the survey, Comparably CEO Jason Nazar said. While […]

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Netflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Shows, Most-Re-Watched Original Movies

Heading toward the end of another year of streaming growth, Netflix has offered a few tidbits of viewing data, naming The Kissing Booth its most-re-watched original movie and On My Block its “most binged” original show. Measuring global viewing between January 1 and November 28, the tech giant came well short of providing actionable ratings-style information on who is watching […]

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‘Harry Potter’ Helmer Chris Columbus Sets First-Look Deal With Netflix

Chris Columbus, the director behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, has inked a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix. This deal comes on the heels of Netflix’s release of the Kurt Russell-starring holiday film The Christmas Chronicles, which was produced by Columbus and his partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe via their […]

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