Netflix more popular than HBO

Netflix more popular than HBO
Published: 23 April 2013 - 6:26 a.m.
By: Clayton Vallabhan

Netflix has reported that it has 29.17 million subscribers in the US, surpassing HBO for the first time ever.

Netflix had 27.15 million US subscribers by the end of last year, and added a little over 2 million subscribers according to its first quarter results.

According to data from SNL Kagan, HBO ended 2012 with 28.7 million US subscribers. Any new subscribers in the last quarter, have not yet been collated, however SNL Kagan will release HBO’s current number of subscribers next month. The latest count, could put HBO back on top, however for now Netflix can bask in the glory.

Worldwide, HBO still rules the roost with nearly 114 million subscribers, while Netflix has 7.14 million outside the US.

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