Is “Fuller House” really up there with “The Walking Dead” as one of the biggest shows on TV? It may seem somewhat-crazy to think about that, but a new study is certainly raising the possibility.
According to a study by Symphony Advanced Media (who has created a system to try and measure ratings for Amazon and Netflix series) posted by IndieWire, the Netflix revival of “Full House” drew an absolutely massive 14.4 million viewers on average in the 18-49 demographic within 35 days of its late February premiere date. That’s the equivalent of a 10.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The same report also documents that “Making a Murderer” drew a 9.7 rating during its own first 35 days, which would not be a shock given that this documentary drew all sorts of enormous headlines.
So how accurate is this data ultimately? It’s really tough to know for certain, given that both Netflix and Amazon have been hesitant to release any data on the success of their shows. It’s certainly impressive, but it is also hard to really create a one-for-one comparison between this and some successful broadcast or cable shows. For one, we don’t really get the same live+35 data for shows like “The Walking Dead,” and it is much more of an amalgamation here given that this show has AMC broadcasts, internet streams, and eventually Netflix views down the line.
Ultimately, even if these numbers are not exact, the point here probably still stands that “Fuller House,” “Making a Murderer,” and many other shows on Netflix are not to be discounted as forces to be reckoned with in the TV industry. They have sizable audiences that are hungry to binge more programming.
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