April 16, 2019
While the final season of “Game Of Thrones” could be seen as more of a problem for HBO, the real problem may be more for streaming rivals, namely Netflix.
Part of “Thrones” success is that it is a high profile weekly episodic series which fuels water cooler buzz and essentially forces the majority of viewers to watch live.
Netflix may have hit programs, but by remaining so stringent to the “batch” model, they are losing that weekly blitz which is what helped “Thrones” rise to new levels.
Netflix is especially vulnerable to this as Hulu and Amazon have figured out ways around that problem which has helped result in transforming key award nominations into key award wins.
While “Thrones” will leave a void for HBO, the network will catch fire again with another new series, and when it does, it’ll again have be the ultimate strategic advantage... time.
Why Netflix Has A Game Of Thrones Problem
As tempting as it would be to make a bold statement like “Winter Is Coming” for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), it just isn’t true. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t problem points that investors should keep an eye on, and believe it or not HBO’s (NYSE:T) Game of Thrones is one of them.
Yes, the long-running series is embarking on its swan-song season and the song of fire and ice is most definitely coming to an end in a few weeks - but that’s also the point. Game of Thrones was a juggernaut hit for HBO across everything from boosting subscriber counts to pulling in key award wins. Investors will clearly miss the battle for the Iron Throne and it will be hard for any prequel/sequel series to live up to the hype of the original. Still, it’s worth exploring why that is and why it hurts a company like Netflix more than HBO.
As many will attest Thrones was popcorn-TV at its finest and more importantly appointment viewing. It may be safe to say that there is no other show on TV that is more “must-see LIVE” than this one – and that includes The Walking Dead which many believe has lost a step in recent years.
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