April 20, 2021
Netflix’s android-themed war actioner Outside the Wire, co-starring Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris, was streamed by more than 66 million subscribers in the first 28 days in the quarter — leading all of the SVOD pioneer’s original programming debuts, the streamer reported. Netflix counts a view after 120 seconds of streaming.
According to Netflix, top streamed episodic content in the quarter included the first season of “Firefly Lane” (49 million), season three of “Cobra Kai” (45 million), “Fate: The Winx Saga” (57 million), and “Ginny & Georgia” with 52 million households. Other top movies included award-winning I Care a Lot (56 million), Jennifer Garner’s Yes Day (62 million), and the last installment of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy (51 million).
Netflix is on target to spend $17 billion on content in 2021.
“We program across many genres because tastes are very diverse,” co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos wrote in the shareholder letter. “Even for one person, what they desire will vary widely depending on their mood or who they are watching with.”