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Old 03-16-2019, 02:33 PM   #121
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That's impossible. On NBC you had to just turn on your TV. Millions don't even have Netflix and even of those who do only a small percentage will watch UM.

There are 120 million U.S. TV households in the U.S. The latest figures on the news said about HALF of homes get Netflix. Out of those that do get Netflix maybe 5% will watch UM?

Remember UM has a cult following on here but almost nobody in the public remembers it anymore. So there is NO way Netflix has the reach NBC had!
Netflix has 140 million subscribers.
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All of the big hits people are talking about are not coming from network television. It's not 1987 anymore.
Thank you. I find it hysterical when people think broadcast television is still huge. I'm guessing these people are senior citizens who have recently been shown how to use the internet by their grandchildren.

Welcome to 2019, people! Wake up and face reality!
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Netflix has 140 million subscribers.
Netflix has 60 million U.S. subscribers so only half as much as TV homes in the USA.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ers-in-the-us/
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Youtube. I just like calling it the "forbidden site" as that is what it was referred to as on this forum for many years.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzi...cX9Gw/featured
LOL..I thought you were talking about the Dark web or some illegal site!
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But you had shows getting a larger slice of the TV audience back then because now you have a zillion more options & distractions.

Not only was there no smartphones, tablets, or streaming in 1987 there wasn't even an internet yet! Quote a lot of people didn't even have a home computer either!
I remember, I was there.

What's your point though? That's the model we're operating in now, the model the new show will debut to. Netflix has 150 million household subscribers worldwide, the show will be debuting worldwide not just on a single broadcast network in a single country. Netflix is more integrated into modern smart televisions than cable or satellite services, to say nothing of the litany of stick/box devices people own for the same purposes.

If broadcast television is the end all and be all why did NBC cancel the show in 97? They didn't have any of the distractions you mention then.
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Netflix has 60 million U.S. subscribers so only half as much as TV homes in the USA.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ers-in-the-us/
I know this may come as a bit of a shock to you, but there are actually hundreds of countries on this planet. It's not just the United States. Mind blowing!!!!!
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Maybe there won't be an official host just a voice over guy or something like that?
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Maybe there won't be an official host just a voice over guy or something like that?
There would have to be an official host. The lack of one would be pointless. Besides, the physical presence of the host is just as essential to UM as the vocal presence. It adds substance to the show. I would think that the producers would want a permanent host, not a hired gun or anything of that nature.
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I was not implying that network television is not without its audience, it still has a heavy following. But look at the trends, more and more ambitious series are being produced and are surviving in a streaming only format. It is a much more accurate way for companies to find their demographic as well. They can track what is watched in each household. Not like through Nielsen ratings which is only statistical.

The 148 million subscribers I referred to was world wide. Not just the US.

People do still remember Unsolved Mysteries, and those I have talked to are actually quite excited it is coming back. I’ll admit that currently most are unaware that it is coming back, but once official ads start popping up, believe me, even casual viewers will know it is coming.

I still watch cable tv myself, but less and less as streaming platforms expand. Personally, I think we will see more of a streaming/cable hybrid in years to come. You will likely pay for internet through a cable provider like Comcast. That provider will provide direct access to streaming sites such as Amazon and Netflix as part of the package you purchase through them. That’s my thought on how it will go. But like it or not, cable tv as we know it today will not last more than a few more decades at the most. And that is being optimistic about it.

To each their own of course. I am not trying to attack or insult anyone that watches cable tv, but look at it this way: when was the last time someone turned on an AM radio to listen to a radio drama? Yeah right? While radio dramas are still produced (in much lesser quantities than in the past) those that still exist have adapted to a new platform: the internet. Television will follow in the same manner. I still have a vcr, but rarely use it over my dvd/Blu-ray player and streaming. But even dvd and Blu-ray are starting to wind down. Go to a store and tell me if they have the same amount of physical media they used to carry. Like I said, not to attack anyone, but it is the reality of it. The tech adapts and/or eventually goes away.
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I remember, I was there.

What's your point though? That's the model we're operating in now, the model the new show will debut to. Netflix has 150 million household subscribers worldwide, the show will be debuting worldwide not just on a single broadcast network in a single country. Netflix is more integrated into modern smart televisions than cable or satellite services, to say nothing of the litany of stick/box devices people own for the same purposes.

If broadcast television is the end all and be all why did NBC cancel the show in 97? They didn't have any of the distractions you mention then.
How is a worldwide audience going to help find a missing person or solved an unsolved murder in Kokomo, IN or Sedalia, MO??

UM was always designed for American audiences.
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I know this may come as a bit of a shock to you, but there are actually hundreds of countries on this planet. It's not just the United States. Mind blowing!!!!!
See my post directly above.
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Excellent news. I hope Netflix is able to Make UM Great Again. The fact the "Stranger Things" crew is involved is encouraging news.
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How is a worldwide audience going to help find a missing person or solved an unsolved murder in Kokomo, IN or Sedalia, MO??

UM was always designed for American audiences.
While UM was designed for American television, it doesn't preclude international audiences. British nationals watched the program and criminals have been apprehended in nations as far away as India.

The unspoken premise here is that Netflix's True Crime Thriller programming only appeals to American audiences. I'm going to presume that's false.
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The unspoken premise here is that Netflix's True Crime Thriller programming only appeals to American audiences. I'm going to presume that's false.
THANK YOU! I'm glad you said it. It's hard to keep my cool when dealing with arrogant, delusional Americans who think their country is the centre of the universe.
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With more world wide viewers, it opens up the possibility of having Mysteries from other countries as well. There are a lot of weird unsolved cases out there from all over the world. No reason not to include those as well
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