Netflix Still The Leader In Releasing New Original TV Seasons

Amid a general widespread move to moderate TV and movie production spending on streamers, Netflix still is the leader in releasing original content -- releasing 99 original TV seasons in the fourth quarter of 2023, a HarrisX survey released by MoffettNathanson Research finds.

Farther down the list in second place is Amazon Prime Video at 58, followed by Disney+ at 29, Paramount+ at 26 and then Max (13), Hulu (12) and Peacock (10). 

Netflix was down 31% from the massive 145 original TV series it released in the same period a year before.

Starting earlier this year, many streamers have discussed moderating or even cutting back on TV and movie production -- especially those newer companies looking to move to a more consistent, quarter-to-quarter profitable business.



Amazon, Disney+ and Paramount+ gained year-over-year -- up from 44, 24 and 15, respectively, versus a year ago.

In addition to Netflix, Peacock, Max, and Hulu were down at 19,15, and 13, respectively.

One downside in the period  for most premium streaming services was the lack of first or more recent TV series moving to the top ranks of their platforms in terms of viewing and favorability.

When asked about their favorite shows on Netflix, respondents gave top marks to “Stranger Things” (8.5%); “Virgin River” (7.4%); “The Crown” (6.0%); and “Suits” (3.8%). For Prime Video: “Jack Reacher” (9.6%); “The Boys” (7.7%); “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (7.4%); and “Bosch” (4.8%).

Disney+ was dominated by “The Mandalorian” (24.1%) and “Loki” (23.2%), with “Star Wars” content (8.9%) and “Bluey” (7.2%).

HarrisX’s monthly survey comes from 6,500 household decision makers ages 18 years and up.

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