Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Led by Netflix, streaming platforms captured a record 34.8% of all television views in July, according to Nielsen’s monthly ratings report, marking the first time that streaming has surpassed cable since the company started tracking streaming viewership; it topped broadcast as well. Key Facts Streaming in July jumped 22.6% compared to the same month last year, Nielsen said, noting that the surge was largely driven by high-profile streaming releases last month. Broadcast captured 21.6% of television viewing in July, a whopping 9.8% decline compared to the same month last year, while cable took a 34.4% share, down 8.9% compared to July 2021. Less sports content in July hurt broadcast and cable—Nielsen product strategy head Brian Fuhrer noted to Forbes that the NHL and NBA playoffs aired in July last year versus in June this year. Despite reporting a slump in subscribers, Netflix captured … [Read more...] about Streaming Viewership Surpasses Cable For First Time, Nielsen Says
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As cultures and communities evolve, TV and streaming genres do as well. So, it is particularly refreshing to see how positively the audience (and the critics) have responded to HBO Max’s limited documentary series The Last Movie Stars . Designed both as a showcase for the older generation familiar with the body of work on film by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and for the younger generation, perhaps, not as aware of them (if at all), The Last Movie Stars breaks the stereotype that viewers of a specific age range will only consume certain types of content. Fans and viewers of all ages have responded to this documentary tale of these two film legends who, surprisingly, kept much of their lives private. “They had love, they had family, and they were ethical citizens,” noted director Ethan Hawke in the film, who in this six-part tour de force assembles a wide array of celebrities (including George Clooney as Paul Newman … [Read more...] about ‘The Last Movie Stars’: The Coveted HBO Max Limited Documentary Series Appeals To All Ages
With House of the Dragon, Game of Thrones veteran director Miguel Sapochnik and writer Ryan Condal plan to take parts from the successful first series and improve on others that weren’t. Due to the absence of the end-of-the-world scenario from the original series, House of the Dragon will be very different from Game of Thrones. The Targaryen dynasty’s succession will be the subject of House of the Dragon more political drama. Comparisons are therefore difficult because it can be a different understanding of Westeros. Nearly 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” in “House of the Dragon. ” The Targaryen family, the silver-haired, dragon-flying band that Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) made famous in the original season, is followed in this series as it is poised to break apart, with disastrous results for the realm. Many fans of the George R.R. Martin series are speculating about whether House of the Dragon will outperform its predecessor just a … [Read more...] about Can House Of the Dragon Save the HBO Franchise?