The people of Flixable, a page that has spent several years compiling a database with Netflix catalogs from various countries have published a comparison of the number of TV shows and movies that were available on the service in 2010 compared to 2018.
The data show a trend more than clear: that Netflix is for television mainly. The numbers indicate that between 2010 and 2018 Netflix has lost almost 3,000 films from its catalog, but the number of series has tripled in these eight years.
The Netflix Museum graphic shows how in 2010 there were 530 TV shows and 6,755 movies on the streaming service, while in 2018 the number of series has increased to 1569, and the number of films has decreased to 4010.
These numbers refer specifically to the Netflix catalog in the United States, and remember that this is the catalog with the most content in relation to the rest of the countries in the world.
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Another interesting fact to take out of these numbers is that in general the Netflix catalog has shrunk. Well, despite the large increase in series, the loss of almost 3,000 films leaves, curiously, a smaller selection of content than that of Netflix in its early days: 7,285 titles in 2010 versus 5,579 in 2018.
This decline in the catalog has not been a problem for Netflix, which has been growing overwhelmingly in recent years. The company is already worth more than $ 100 billion and a huge part of its success is owed to the investment in original content, something in which they will invest 8,000 million dollars in 2018.
That proprietary content that has made them a name in the entertainment industry and attracted tons of subscribers, along with the billions that are spent on advertising have guaranteed Netflix the number one position among video-on-demand services in the world. . They may have fewer movies than in 2010, but that didn’t stop their users from watching 1 billion hours a week in 2017.
In Genbeta we have contacted Netflix about this story, but we have not received any comments yet.
Source | Flixable
Via | Business Insider