Why does Netflix cancel so many shows? | Curio

Why does Netflix cancel so many shows?

6 mins | Apr 5, 2022

When it comes to the platform's content, it pays to go viral. In recent years Netflix has developed a reputation for ruthlessly cancelling shows on a whim, sparking outrage among disappointed subscribers. These renewal decisions are based on a viewership and production cost algorithm, leading to even highly rated shows like "The Babysitters Club" falling victim. Frustrated viewer Anna Nicolaou examines Netflix's sometimes baffling strategy as the streaming platform releases a conveyor belt of content trying to one-up their predecessors.

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From Financial Times

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