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House of Cards is the most watched Netflix show ever

Spacey manages to impress subscribers
Wed Feb 13 2013, 12:55

TV STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has revealed that its homegrown House of Cards series has become the most watched programme on its service ever.

Speaking at Allthingsd's D: Dive Into Media conference, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed the good news but didn't give any official numbers. He said, "We're thrilled. I don't want to give ratings, because it is a real apples-to-oranges comparison with network ratings."

Although Sarandos remained schtum on numbers, he did reveal that subscribers who watched the first episode of House of Cards went on to watch multiple episodes - and The INQUIRER is amongst those.

House of Cards is Netflix's first foray into original content, and the firm paid $100,000 to secure two seasons of the Kevin Spacey show. If you're yet to watch it, House of Cards is a political drama series that follows democratic US congressman Frank Underwood, played by the effortlessly brilliant Kevin Spacey, as he exacts his revenge on those who betrayed him - or simply those he takes a dislike to.

We don't want to say any more for fear of spoilers, but you can read our review of House of Cards episode one here.

Netflix also announced that it is teaming up with Dreamworks to launch its first original kids' TV show called Turbo, which will make its debut in December. µ


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