Show updates: canceled, renewed, or ending

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    Steveknj

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    It's been discussed before, but I think Netflix measurement is based on how many new viewers a show can bring in (or how many will stay). So if a show doesn't get the buzz it needs to bring in more subs, the it's canned. I think the sweet spot for most shows is 2-3 years.
     
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    TonyD79

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    A gallant metric but how can they tell? It’s black magic. How about just views? That they can tell.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2020 #3343 of 3764
    Steveknj

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    I haven't signed up in years, but perhaps they can see who has recently signed up and then see if those people watch the show within a certain time frame (say within a week). So they can get some idea what drives people to the show. Or maybe they ask certain questions when you sign up? I've had Netflix before they even had a streaming service, so no idea how it works now.
     
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    MikeMar

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    Yeah and they know HOW much you watch, so if you barely login and watch stuff and new show comes out and you watch it all quickly, they know that might have kept you or kept you happy for a bit.
     
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    OhFiddle

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    I would think that there are plenty of other factors aside from viewership. Some shows are just a lot cheaper to make than others. A family drama type show set in present day suburbia has got to be a lot cheaper than a sci-fi show with lots of cgi necessary, or a show with lots of different location shots around the globe, or a period show where they have to procure all the costumes, props, and sets relevant to the era. Also I think a show with larger casts or more well known expensive actors would be a factor as well. Many reality shows have got to be dirt cheap to make, which is why there are so many crappy ones out there.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm sure they also use market research.
     
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    mattack

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    I didn't realize AP Bio was renewed (for Peacock).. bummer, that's one of the services I don't have and don't want to pay for another (commercial free).. I had thought it was cancelled.. I only saw an ad on TV (a non-skipmode show I guess!)
     
  9. Sep 4, 2020 #3349 of 3764
    Worf

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    AP Bio got renewed? I didn't know that!

    Don't have Peacock and probably can't get it, but hopefully it's carried on regular TV. TV's a mess when you have shows not showing OTA or something and only on streaming.
     
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    DancnDude

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    Peacock IS a streaming platform (i.e. competitor to Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc)
     
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    Tony_T

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    ....but still not on Roku (neither is HBO Max)
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    And it's free if you're willing to watch ads. So as long as you have a streaming device that is capable of accessing Peacock, you can watch it.
     
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    realityboy

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    Looks like only the first episode of the new season is on the free tier. That’s how most of the Peacock originals are.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Oh, I didn't realize they had tiers. I thought they just had free with ads, or pay a subscription to remove ads. Didn't know some of the content was not available to the free people.
     
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    realityboy

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    3 tiers. Free limited content with ads, all content with ads, or no ads.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Didn’t know that. Thanks. (I thought it was free with ads, as Peacock”s ad says: “Great entertainment is finally free” — but I guess that’s true as AP Bio is certainly not Great entertainment)
     
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    realityboy

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    If you have Comcast, they do give you the middle tier free. If not, on the app, the non-free series have a feather in the corner. (I think most of the live stuff is free)
     
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    Craigbob

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    Well nothing on CBS that I'll be watching this fall. I might re-watch Discovery if I get bored.

    Looking at the rest of the networks there's not much on them either. NBC only has Manifest & The Blacklist
    ABC only has Stumptown

    Haven't watched this one yet, I have the book on my to read shelf. Guess I'll catch it on demand.

    Damn, I liked this. Gave me a sense of what my son experienced when he was deployed as a Medic to Afghanistan a few years ago.

    Looks like it's going to be a lot streaming shows for me this fall.
     
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    Worf

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    I know. But Peacock is US only, as with most streaming services. It basically means if it doesn't show on TV, it's via magic. (Like Twilight Zone season 2, but I think CBS AA was available).
     
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    Tony_T

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