Gilmore Girls Helped Lift Netflix Viewership and Subscriptions

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Netflix added 5.12 million new international subscribers plus 1.93 million U.S. customers.  According to TheAge.com, this growth was most likely driven by new content:

Netflix tends to credit strong performance to new seasons of original shows. Notable debuts in the period included The Crown, a reboot of Gilmore Girls and the company’s first original Brazilian series, 3%. Gilmore Girls, a reboot of a show that aired on TV from 2000 to 2007, was one of the 10 most popular shows in every market, Netflix said.

Per TheWrap.com, using data provided by SymphonyAM (not sanctioned by Netflix), The Crown managed 496,000 viewers over its opening weekend.  In contrast, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life did much better when it debuted, according to Business Insider:

The ranking is great news for Gilmore Girls, which shot to No. 3 on the list with nearly 5 million viewers and a 3.59 rating in the 18-to-49 audience. While Fuller House and the fourth season of Orange Is the New Black still rank higher than Gilmore Girls, first and second respectively, the revival beat Marvel’s Luke Cage, the second season of Daredevil, and the cult sci-fi hit Stranger Things.

Stranger Things has already been renewed for a second season, so there is no reason why they would not also commission another Gilmore Girls series.  Since the data indicates that the A Year in the Life boosted Netflix subscription base and because they’ve committed billions to investing in more new programming, it seems a no-brainer.  At this point, it is most likely contingent upon the Palladinos’ interest in continuing, since from all indications the cast seems willing.

4 thoughts on “Gilmore Girls Helped Lift Netflix Viewership and Subscriptions

  • February 2, 2017 at 11:16 am
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    Thanks for keeping these updates going! This is awesome news, and I really do hope we get to see more, though I still feel it is sadly not likely at this point. I don’t know where they would go with the story lines, but I do know that I will always watch a Palladino-Graham-Bishop filled series. They make magic together, those three.

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  • February 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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    Let’s see, the Palladinos are exhausted from the last two years, LG loved the reboot experience but won’t watch it for at least a decade, and AB does not know the ID of the father and doesn’t have any real preference as to who it is. That’s either an interesting opening negotiating gambit with NetFlix for more content or more likely as Andy Williams used to say when cooling out the ever-begging cookie bear “Not now, not ever, NEVER !!!”

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  • February 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    Please more seasons

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  • February 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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    Loved the Gilmore Girls. Loved to see more. Also, Velvet. Loved, loved Velvet. Would like to see season 2-4 on Netflix. Please

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