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Netflix doesn’t release its viewership numbers. In fact, even people that work on the streaming service’s shows, like Kevin Spacey, don’t know exactly how many people have watched their work. Since Netflix doesn’t sell advertisements, they don’t feel obligated to release those figures. If they’re happy with the numbers — as they were with their most-watched movie ever, The Ridiculous Six — they don’t feel the need to boast about them. If they’re not pleased with viewership, then very few people outside of Netflix will ever know about it. Unless a show gets the ax, of course.

The streaming service hasn’t come out and said how many viewers their original content attracts, but the company has released the Netflix Binge Scale, revealing which shows are the most devoured (Sense8Grace & Frankie) or savored (DaredevilNarcos) by their customers.

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In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Fox brings new shows based on The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon to series.
  • Channel 4 announces a Philip K. Dick anthology series.
  • Sean Harris is replaced on American Gods.
  • FX orders a pilot script for a Sons of Anarchy spin-off.
  • Jack O’Connell joins the cast of Netflix’s Godless.
  • The new trailer for Orange is the New Black season 4 is here.

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Orange Is the New Black Season 3

Our stay at Litchfield just got a lot longer. The streaming service announced today that its flagship series Orange Is the New Black has been renewed for three more seasons, ahead of its season 4 premiere on June 17. “You’ve got time,” indeed.

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Orange is the New Black Christmas

If you’re missing new episodes of Orange is the New Black this holiday season, then we have the perfect remedy. The cast of Netflix’s hit show just took a break from filming the fourth season to deliver a little Christmas greeting. Taylor Schilling, Laure Prepon, Laverne Cox, Uzo Uduba and more all deliver little parts of the classic poem Twas the Night Before Christmas, but they’ve adapted it so it fits Litchfield prison a little better. Watch! Read More »

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Welcome to TV bits, a round-up of all the television news that is important to viewers like you. In today’s edition:

  • Amazon announce a premiere date for Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs.
  • Showtime renews Homeland and The Affair.
  • Syfy will air the first episode of The Magicians a month early.
  • The Lion Guard is moving forward as a full Disney series.
  • Fox renews Wayward Pines for season 2.
  • Orange Is the New Black season 4 has finished filming.

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Peter Jackson Directing The Hobbit

What do you do when your years-in-the-making passion project has finally, at long last, come to an end? Well, if you’re anything like Peter Jackson and Matthew Weiner, you turn to other people’s TV shows.

Mad Men creator Weiner is directing an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, while Hobbit / Lord of the Rings director Jackson seems, at long last, to be coming to Doctor Who. Get the Peter Jackson Doctor Who and Matthew Weiner OITNB news after the jump.  Read More »

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Netflix has released a new study revealing just how long it takes for viewers to become hooked by a television show. According to the data from the global streaming service, viewers are rarely hooked by a show in the pilot episode.

Netflix analyzed its global streaming data* across the inaugural seasons of some of today’s most popular shows – both Netflix original series and shows that premiered on other networks – looking for signals that pointed to when viewers became hooked. It turns out that when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away and consumers can watch an entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge. That is, 70% of viewers who watched the hooked episode went on to complete season one or more poetically, when members were hooked and there was no turning back.

So how long did it take popular television shows to hook the viewers? Find out, after the jump.
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Orange Is the New Black Season 3

Coming in just under the wire, Netflix has released one last trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 3. The new promo doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the plot of the new season, but it suggests we’re in for the same mix of funny and heartbreaking that made the first two seasons so irresistible. Watch the Orange Is the New Black Season 3 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Orange Is the New Black

Our stay at Litchfield Correctional Institution has been extended just a little while longer. Netflix has renewed Orange Is the New Black for Season 4, months ahead of its Season 3 premiere. And to get everyone extra-excited about the news, they’ve just released a new clip from Season 3 featuring fan favorites Poussey and Suzanne (a.k.a. Crazy Eyes).

Read about the Orange Is the New Black renewal and check out the Season 3 clip after the jump. Read More »