House of Cards and Daredevil Team Up For Netflix’s Success
The first ever insight into Netflix’s viewing figures have revealed the huge popularity of their original series “House of Cards” and “Daredevil”.
Netflix have always been reluctant to release the official figures of their online streaming service. However a research company from San Diego have conducted an in-depth study into Netflix user habits, in order to gauge how popular each of their shows are.
The company, Luth Research, have discovered that Daredevil is the most popular show on the site, with House of Cards not far behind. Roughly 10.7% of subscribers had seen one episode of the new series, within a week of it being released. In light of this, it is no surprise that the show has recently been confirmed for a second season.
The show has drawn praise from its viewers and critics alike. It is made by Marvel Television, in close companionship with ABC Studios who work on behalf of Netflix. It stars Charlie Cox as the Daredevil himself:
“Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. “Marvel’s Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ayelet Zurer.”
“Spacey’s career-defining perfomance”
House of Cards has wowed the world with its cinematic style and its stellar cast, headed up by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Luth Research stated that 6.5% of Netflix users had tuned in to watch the first episode of its third season. The research also found that the series was the most watched programme on the streaming service, once all three seasons had been taken into account.
The show was the flagship programme for Netflix and is one of the biggest reasons that the streaming service has shot to such long-lasting success. It follows the political careers of the “Underwoods”, a Machiavellian couple who will stop at nothing to secure their position in the US government.
“The US remake of the 1990s British political miniseries moves the shenanigans to Washington DC. After learning he won’t be appointed to a coveted Cabinet position, House Majority Whip Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) plan revenge on the administration he helped elect.”
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