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The Crown continues reign as Netflix #1

The Crown continued its Netflix reign for another week coming in #1 on the English TV List with 84.31 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title for the week beginning November 14th. Season 5 of the fictional royal drama, inspired by real events, appeared in the Top 10 in 86 countries. Creators Baran […]

November 23, 2022

Survey: 30% of Brits plan to watch The Crown s5

Over 13 million Brits plan on tuning in to watch season 5 of The Crown when it launches on Netflix on November 9th according to a survey by Momentive. The research also shows that Brits are split evenly between those who think Netflix should (43 per cent) and should not (44 per cent) have postponed […]

November 7, 2022

Dahmer debuts at #1 on Netflix Top 10

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story debuted atop Netflix’s English TV List with 196.2 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title for the week beginning September 19th. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the limited drama series was in the Top 10 in 92 countries. Fans flocked to new romances and […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Surge in viewing for Netflix’s The Crown

Netflix’s historical drama series The Crown saw a sharp increase in viewership this past weekend, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, according to data from Whip Media. Key points from the data include:  Views increased exponentially for the show between September 9th and September 11th; In the UK, the show’s viewership increased more than […]

September 13, 2022

Survey: Helen Mirren voted best on-screen Queen

Dame Helen Mirren has beaten off competition including Olivia Colman, Claire Foy and Julie Walters to be named Britain’s favourite on-screen Queen Elizabeth II, according to research from connectivity provider TalkTalk. Mirren’s performance as Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 movie The Queen was chosen by two thirds (66 per cent) of Brits as their favourite […]

May 31, 2022

Analysis: Netflix Originals as popular as major movies

Research from Ampere Analysis comparing content popularity ratings from different distributors and commissioners has estimated that roughly a quarter of titles released in the last five years expected to achieve long term popularity are Netflix Originals – matching Disney and WarnerMedia in producing valuable longer-term content. For this analysis, Ampere has used its proprietary Critical […]

September 13, 2021By Colin Mann

Sunset Studios plots £700m UK complex

Plans to build £700 million (€820m) film and TV studios facility in the UK have been revealed by the owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. An investment firm has already purchased a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire for £120 million and, subject to planning permission, the facility will be built in Broxbourne. The area is […]

August 2, 2021

EU quota threat to UK productions

A paper circulated among its member states suggests that in the wake of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the bloc is preparing to act against the “disproportionate” amount of British television and film content shown in Europe. The UK’s dominance of international broadcast sales has been described as a threat to Europe’s “cultural […]

June 22, 2021By Colin Mann

Modern Love s2 debuts August 13 on Prime Video

Amazon has announced that Modern Love Season 2 will launch on August 13th exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Amazon also confirmed the addition of Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) to complete casting for the star-studded second season. They appear in an episode directed by John […]

May 27, 2021

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

Figures from trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting and Kantar, show that the UK home entertainment sector grew by 26 per cent in 2020, bringing the total market value to £3.3 billion. In a year that saw UK consumers staying home […]

January 6, 2021