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Netflix: Bridgerton sets weekly viewing record

For the second week in a row, Season 2 of Bridgerton drew impressive viewing figures for Netflix with 251.74 million hours viewed, breaking the record for the most viewed title in a week on the English TV list (Squid Game still holds the overall record with 571.76 million hours viewed). The Shondaland-penned series was also […]

April 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Bridgerton s2 sets Netflix premiere record

The second season of Bridgerton debuted on Netflix with 193.02 million hours viewed for the week beginning March 21st, making it the most viewed Netflix English language TV title in its premiere weekend. The series was #1 in 92 countries. Fans also returned to the series with Season 1, which jumped back onto the Top […]

March 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT TV reveals top TV picks based on star sign

As this month marks the start of spring and the astrological New Year, research from BT TV has revealed that more than a third of Brits are falling out over what to watch on TV several times a month, and star signs could offer an explanation.  In a time where the range of entertainment content […]

March 29, 2022

Netflix raises UK prices

Netflix has announced a price rise for both new and existing members in the UK and Ireland for the second time in 18 months. In the UK, the basic and standard plans will both increase by £1 a month to £6.99 and £10.99 respectively, while the premium tier will go up by £2 to £15.99. […]

March 10, 2022

Whip Media: Most anticipated streaming shows in March

The streaming world isn’t just dominated by Netflix anymore – and a look at Whip Media’s list of the most anticipated new TV series of March makes that clear. Interestingly, there isn’t one Netflix title among the top 5 most anticipated new shows coming out this month in the US, according to Whip Media; the […]

March 2, 2022

Netflix: Shares crater on sluggish growth

Netflix lost up to 20 per cent of its value as it reported the subscriber base grew to 222 million in 2021, but admitted it is facing an uncertain future as the surge of interest it saw during the pandemic continues to wane. Netflix added 18.2 million subscribers in total last year – around half […]

January 21, 2022

Analysis: SVoDs drive content internationalisation

Analysis from Ampere focuses on changes in the country of origin of the most popular titles on the SVoD platforms. Historically, US content has tended to dominate on the global stage, while in individual countries, local content has often held the balance of power. But this is beginning to change. In 2017, 15 per cent […]

December 13, 2021

Research: Brits spend 395 hours per year watching TV series

Brits dedicate 7.6 hours per week to their favourite series – that’s 395.2 hours per year – with one in three (30.6 per cent) tuning in for 10 hours or more each week, according to research by comparethemarket. When it comes to getting hooked on a show, almost half (48.6 per cent) say the best […]

December 10, 2021

Research: Streaming driving record online usage in over 65s

The popularity of Netflix dramas such as Squid Game, Bridgerton and Tiger King is driving a significant increase in internet usage among pensioners, according to broadband usage data released by connectivity provider TalkTalk. The data, part of TalkTalk’s latest Internet Insights Report, shows that internet usage among over 65s from July to November this year […]

December 8, 2021

BT TV adds Netflix to TV packages

BT TV has announced a revamp of its flexible TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. Following the expansion of the flexible packages, BT TV customers can still tailor their TV line-up by adding and removing content subscriptions each month, and seamlessly switch between packages. The plans also allow […]

November 12, 2021