The Crown


BBC boss says ‘Bodyguard’ has drawn higher ratings than ‘The Crown’

BBC boss Tony Hall has said that BBC shows such as Luther and Bodyguard reached bigger audiences in the UK than Netflix’s The Crown, according to The Guardian. Citing internal BBC data, Hall reflected on the size of Netflix’s viewing figures, claiming only 7m Brits watched The Crown despite the enormous spend on the show, […]

Netflix’s Sky drama hire points to a major UK strategy shift

Sky drama boss Anne Mensah’s appointment at Netflix has been hailed by the British production community as a major coup that could see commissioning power shift in the UK’s favour alongside more talent deals. After being linked to the sought-after UK scripted role at Netflix since early this year, the streaming giant revealed Mensah’s appointment […]

Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

TBI Weekly: Beauty is power for Netflix

This week, it was impossible to ignore Netflix’s seemingly unstoppable rise as the company’s value was shown to exceed US$100 billion and it reported its highest ever quarter for new sign ups – something it described as “beautiful”. Beating Wall Street expectations, Netflix reported US$245 million in operating income and a global streaming revenue which […]

In-demand chart: UK (January 15-21, 2018)

Brit drama Peaky Blinders saw its demand rise significantly in the UK for this week, as season four reached its end and news of a fifth run arrived this month. Peaky Blinders, which came in second on the top overall TV shows list, has enjoyed decent success in the territory. The analytics come after a trio […]

TBI’s top ten stories of 2017

In many ways, 2017 was a landmark year for television and the wider world, with significant changes, good and bad, in both spheres. Here, TBI runs down ten stories that defined the past twelve months. 10. Movers and shakers The big trend last year was the exodus of television executives to lead commissioning teams for […]

Netflix stats: what was ‘devoured’ and ‘savoured’ in 2017

Netflix is attempting to spread some Christmas cheer by releasing viewing stats that give insight into the original shows customers most ‘devoured’, ‘cheated’ with and ‘savoured’. According to a Netflix data release, the most devoured show was true crime satire American Vandal, which comes from Woodhead Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Funny or Die and CBS […]

Sovereign drama

Top drama producers tell Jesse Whittock about the small screen’s enduring fascination with royalty. The £100 million (US$125 million) budget Netflix’s drama The Crown (above) was reportedly handed isn’t quite the estimated £369 million it’s going to take to renovate Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms, but is certainly one of the biggest purses to which a […]

Awards winners: Golden Globes vs. Emmys

US TV award ceremonies generate column inches and marketing collateral for channels, producers and stars, but which one delivers the greatest impact in terms of viewing. In this exclusive article for TBI, Parrot Analytics data scientist Kayla Hegedus finds that winning a lower-profile Golden Globe actually has a bigger impact than bagging an Emmy. Television is often […]

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