Netflix’s latest earnings release Tiger King as a big hit? Well, the streaming service says over 64 million households have “chosen to watch” the documentary series in its first four weeks after the release.
Are The no. of Tiger King Views Really 64 Million?
Please note that it is not claiming that 64 million people watched the entire show. This is a report based on the number of viewers who viewed at least two minutes of the show.
The company switched to a new system recently for selectively reporting the viewers’ numbers. Netflix now focuses on how many people are choosing to watch a program, which means how many people selected given programs or movies and watched at least two minutes. By the company’s own admission, this process increases watcher counts by an average of 35%, so it is difficult to make a direct comparison with numbers that the streaming platform has released in past years.
But among recent releases, “Tiger King,” which has already created a follow-up special — comes out way ahead of “Ozark” season 3, which got 29 million views. The reality show “Love Is Blind” grossed 30 million views, and is roughly as popular as “Money Heist”/”La Casa de Papel” which got 65 million views.
However, the series was not, however, able to reach the number of viewers of what Netflix says was its most popular show ever, “The Witcher” which grossed 76 million views, Mark Wahlberg action movie “Spenser Confidential” that grossed 85 million and Ryan Reynolds’ action movie “6 Underground” 83 million views.
Tiger King is a documentary that tells us the story about Joe Exotic, a big cat owner who’s accused of appointing a contract killer to murder his adversary, an animal rights activist.
Of course, a hike in the viewer’s numbers can be seen in the context of a big spike in paid Netflix subscribers during the COVID-19 pandemic.