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Young viewers say they'll cancel Netflix if it loses The Office

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Martin Dew, May 16, 2019.

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    How many times can you watch The Office?
     
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    I bought the entire series on Vudu for $30 several months ago, so I really don't care what happens with it on the subscription services (and I don't subscribe to Netflix anyway)..
     
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    If I was a young person with limited disposable income, I would be floating around the different streaming services anyway.
     
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    I did the same as well I think it was back in January. I figured Seasons 1-4 are never going to get a Blu-ray release and it was a great price. Also got Parks & Recreation: Complete Series for the same price.
     
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    I tried watching The Office [US] when it was originally released and found it dull at best. I doubt I made it trough the first few episodes back then before giving up. I few weeks ago, I decided to give it another spin on Netflix. I'm now in the second season and still not understanding how it could have lasted for nine. But when a show does last this long I take notice and this is the exact type of content I come to Netflix for. Something I can settle in with for awhile and watch the characters develop over several seasons.

    Again, I have yet to see this show as iconic in any way but I do look forward to being proven wrong. On Netflix, it's easy to deal with such content as you don't have to endure commercials, can watch whenever you want and can skip as appropriate.
     
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    I suspect it will end up like the 200-300M households that have cut the cord in the last 12 years despite the fact that I think 2018 is actually the 1st year that number of household finally was below 2007 levels.
     
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    While you might be "safe" and unaffected, I suspect that most of the "young viewers" they reference probably aren't interested in purchasing the Office or any other TV show or movie, much less music. Not sure most of them will even subscribe to multiple streaming services at the same time either, though some certainly will. I wonder if losing one show or another will even have as much impact as that article suggests.
     
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    It shouldn't, if I was a young person with limited disposable income, I would be revolving my streaming services/options to get the biggest bang for my bucks.
     
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    I would too! Or just use the ones that dad pays for (referencing the 19 year old living under this roof).
     
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    How many people are canceling HBO with Game of Thrones done? Why wouldn’t people cancel Netflix if the set of shows they care about were removed from the service?

    I’m surprised The Office is that big a deal. But I never got it, so what do I know? :)
     
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    Well, if someone is a huge fan of the show, probably quite a bit. I love Star Trek and rewatch Trek episodes all the time. I probably go through the entire series of Voyager, DS9 and Enterprise once every other year. In fact, I just started S1 of DS9 last week because of the new documentary. I’ll probably binge it all over the next few months.
     
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