On Wednesday, Parrot Analytics posted their quarterly report card on the streaming industry. Five of the companies — Netflix, Disney (Disney+ and Hulu), Warner Bros Discovery (Max), Paramount Global (Paramount+) and NBCUniversal (Peacock) are publicly traded and share data. The parent companies behind two others, AppleTV+ and Amazon Prime Video, do not report subscriber numbers.
Another week, another Reelgood look at what are the 10 most popular shows across various platforms, broadcast cable and streaming, in North America. This one looks at August 3 to 9 and survey says that the AppleTV+ thriller Hijack, starring Idris Elba as a special agent aboard a hijacked passenger plane, was the most-watched series
The new comedy sketch series History of the World Part II had me at “Hitler on Ice.” That is the title of the very first sketch of the series. We see Hitler in full makeup and military attire attempting triple axis in a skating competition. A panel of typical sports network skating commentators ridicule him.
The list of Netflix’s most watched shows is telling. Despite the hundreds of thousands of hours of new, cutting-edge material available on the King Kong of streamers, what shows come up as the most watched? Sitcoms. And nothing new. Old stuff, like Seinfeld and The Office. Why, with so much new available at our fingertips,
“We didn’t create the wave; we’re just surfing the wave.” So says FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf, the guy who coined the phrase “Peak TV” five or so years ago. He doesn’t always sound like John From Cincinnati, or the creator of that series, David Milch. It is just that Landgraf is a thoughtful fellow
“It’s very rare for a true crime podcast to do a sequel,” says Steve Martin’s character early in the second season of Only Murders in the Building. “We have a real opportunity here.” That they have and happy to report that Only Murders still kills. Hulu and Disney+ in Canada released the first two new
Is the world ready for a kinder, gentler Amy Schumer? The 40-year-old comedienne broke big a dozen or so years ago, dishing fearlessly on her own sex life in ballsy comedy specials such as “Inside Amy Schumer” and Comedy Central roasts. By the time she wrote and starred in “Trainwreck” in 2015 she was a
Global News Radio host Jeff McArthur called Wednesday and asked me to weigh in on a recent report: “Are we streamed out?” You can listen to our discussion by clicking on the arrow above. The question arises as Netflix imposes a new price hike for subscribers. The standard plan in Canada just went from $14.99