Netflix has released numerous television series, some original, some acquired. In the U.S. the programming consists mainly of scripted series, documentaries and limited number of stand-up specials. Paramount Television, CBS Television Studios, The Tornante Company and CBS Television Studios productions are among the main programming sources. Netflix original series include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Crown, Hilda, Love, and Sense8. In international markets, Netflix shows are mainly acquired elsewhere to develop for the U.S. market, including Jodie Foster's adaptation of Little Women and Alfonso Cuarón's Gormiti.
However, in a matter of weeks Netflix has become the dominant player in the world of streaming. In the U.S., 606,000 subscribers streamed Netflix content by September 1, 2016, compared to 43,000 for Hulu and 23,000 for Amazon Prime. In December 2016, 88% of all internet traffic was from Netflix, surpassing Google, Amazon, and YouTube which had 62% of traffic between them.
On June 30, 2016, Netflix released their survey of Media Consumption, which revealed interesting statistics such as 80% of U.S. adults stream media content on digital connected devices; more men stream than women (almost four times, 76% versus 20%); and, 65% of 55-74 year olds watch some form of media on a digital connected device. Up to 40% of U.S. 25-54 year olds stream media content. However, only 9% use Spotify and 4% use YouTube. Netflix is the most popular service, with 46% of 18-49 year old using it. Read the complete study:
On July 11, 2015, Netflix began streaming their 13 original programs including Daredevil, a character study of an attorney from Hell’s Kitchen who develops extraordinary abilities after being exposed to radiation. On August 12, 2015, Netflix launched House of Cards, a political thriller based on the novels of Richard Yates and starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. House of Cards, which debuted in 2013, became the most watched Netflix original program. d2c66b5586