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dchampagne70
dchampagne70
8/14/2017 12:57:37 PM
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Netflix bombs
I personally had cancelled my streaming from netflix months ago.  I loved it when I first got it for the family but it just seems to be bombing out.  They are ccancelling shows and doesn't seem like they are adding more new ones or anything.  I personally watch hulu and download movies and shows to my travel drive.

Don't you wonder why netflix is cancelling shows?  Are they slowly going to disminish Netflix?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
7/31/2017 1:55:40 PM
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Re: Criteria
Yes, I would be curious as well to see what triggered the cancellation? I am sure Netflix made a decision after data analysis.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
7/28/2017 8:34:19 AM
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Re: Criteria
@freehe - Netflix may not wait long to see if a show is going to make it or not before they pull it. It could see them pull a show even with minimal signs that it might not be overly successful. I think their balance is far too precarious to jeopardize. Better to be overly cautious than to regret having it out. Plus, just because a show isn't doing well immediately, doesn't mean they couldn't try to release it again at another time. It could be timing - was something else playing that had more popularity and over-shadowed it? Was the topic not "hot" at the moment? Was there a decent amount of advertising? Audience anticipation? All of these things can play into the success of a show, and none of them are really dependent on it being a good quality show.

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freehe
freehe
7/27/2017 7:24:27 PM
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Criteria
I wonder if Netflix was being paranoid. I am curious to know what the conditions are for Netlfix to cancel a show. On traditional TV or cable TV several shows experience a reduction in ratings but don't get canceled.

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freehe
freehe
7/27/2017 7:22:44 PM
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Customer Base
Luckily Netflix has a diverse pool of customers and offer different content in different ways to its customers. They are not content dependent as HBO but still have areas where they can make improvements.

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freehe
freehe
7/27/2017 7:20:09 PM
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Re: Netflix Taking Hits
@clrmoney, I agree. I don't think it is a cause for alarm. Though as my grandmother would say nothing last forever. We will have to wait and see if this is a trend or temporary.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
7/26/2017 9:12:24 AM
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Re: I'm guessing it's just basic entertainment economics
@JohnBarnes - From what I've seen, Netflix seems to take a lot of chances on novelty type shows. How to Make a Murderer, Orange is the New Black (kind of,) 13 Reasons Why. are all to some extent novelty shows. And they've done really well for Netflix. But I would think that area would be the most volatile of them all. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
6/29/2017 10:19:32 PM
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Re: I'm guessing it's just basic entertainment economics
The trick in entertainment economics is that the one really scarce resource is consumer time; audiences ARE the product (most of the revenue comes from advertising and tie-ins, directly or indirectly) and an audience is People X Time, and they can only watch/listen to so much per year. So profitability rests on getting people to commit time -- and a new entrant has several advantages, chiefly:

novelty (just doesn't look like anything else yet, as any copy will be imperfect and self-copying can't happen till there's something to copy)

not having been bid up by essential talent yet (when a show is new its star is not essential and can be fired almost at will; after a couple of seasons you pay them whatever they ask and are grateful they didn't know how much they could have asked for) 

small scale (in entertainment the devil is really in the details, and if you don't have much original content yet, you can have more people paying more attention to each detail).

So there are big advantages to being a start up -- that audience that you sell is easier to please, cheaper to attract,  and within your resources to really please.

All that goes away with maturity -- and then you start behaving like every other content producer.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/29/2017 5:49:58 PM
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Re: I'm guessing it's just basic entertainment economics
@JohnBarnes that as very well stated. They are moving past the idea of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks and are now maturing to the level of focusing on their big sellers and trimming the fat elsewhere to loosen up the budget. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/28/2017 11:48:32 PM
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Re: Inevitable
Now they are canceling shows that have only been out for a few months. It will be interesting to continue to watch this trend. 

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