[TV] Netflix Has More Paid US Subscribers Than HBO
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.22.2013
It's a pretty big deal...
Zap2It reports that Netflix has released its third quarter earnings and it has officially passed HBO in total amount of US subscribers. The amount of paid subscribers (not counting trial accounts) is 29.93 million, surpassing HBO's 28.7 million.
The largest percentage of viewing hours on the service comes from complete "season-after series" like The Walking Dead, Scandal and Breaking Bad instead of original programming. Orange is the New Black is the most popular original show, but the official numbers haven't been revealed.
Last year, Netflix had 25.1 million US subscribers. If you count trial accounts then Netflix passed HBO in April. The company also has 9.19 million subscribers internationally and is expected to get three million more by the fourth quarter.
The next set of original shows includes Lilyhammer season two and Dreamworks' Turbo F.A.S.T. in 2013, with new seasons of House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Derek and Orange Is The New Black in 2014.