Did Netflix Make a Mistake by Cancelling 'Daredevil'?

Did Netflix Make a Mistake by Cancelling 'Daredevil'?

Analysis seems to suggest that Marvel's Daredevil is one of the most popular original series on Netflix, but that didn't stop the streamer from cancelling it. Instead, it was a business decision as Netflix continues to lose content to rival services. Read on for details.

Via Deadline.

When Netflix executives decided to cancel the Marvel series Daredevil, it turned a blind eye to viewer demand.

That’s evident in the latest numbers from Parrot Analytics which reveal that Daredevil ranked fourth last week in viewer demand among all digital originals in the U.S. across all streaming platforms.

Demand for the sightless superhero series was surpassed only by three shows (Narcos, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things, all from Netflix) during the week ending December 1, the chart shows. The chart measures “desire, engagement and viewership” with weighted values that, for example, give heft to the total “likes” a show accumulates but give greater heft to the total number of actual viewings.

Daredevil, which was canceled November 29, finished the month’s final week with close to 30 million demand expressions. It finished ahead of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as well as Netflix peers like The Last Kingdom, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

Season 3 of Daredevil was released in October to upbeat reviews  but the critical judgments being made at Netflix were more about corporate realities than creative achievements.

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