Did Netflix ‘Fuller House’ Release Binge Watching Bring Down Network TV Ratings?

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Fans of “Fuller House” were finally treated to a reboot of a uncover interjection to Netflix on Friday. The recover of all 13 episodes appears to have dented network TV ratings for a night, generally those for ABC, a network on that a comedy creatively aired.
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After months of expecting a lapse of one of America’s many desired sitcoms of a 80s and 90s, “Full House,” fans were treated to a recover of 13 episodes of a array reboot patrician “Fuller House” on Friday. Network observation numbers forsaken significantly that night, and some observers are speculating a thrust was privately due to a Netflix recover of a sitcom.

The recover of “Fuller House” was one of a many expected Netflix projects of a year, with a trailer for a new array carrying amassed over 14 million views including 5.5 million in usually a initial day, and apropos a tip watched trailer on Netflix’s YouTube channel. The uncover facilities roughly all of a members of a strange cast, including stars Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Candace Cameron and Jodie Sweetin. The sole holdouts are sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who together alternated to play youngest Tanner family member Michele.

Reviews for a new array were churned to poor, with many critics panning a uncover as a antiquated reversion that would usually interest to constant fans of a initial go round. To be fair, however, “Full House” was never a critic’s favorite even during a tallness of a success.

In any case, it appears viewers with a sentimental ambience for a module watched en masse on Friday night to a wreckage of network TV ratings a same evening. “Full House” creatively aired on Friday nights as partial of ABC’s TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) lineup that featured other successful sitcoms such as “Boy Meets World,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” “Clueless,” and “Mr. Belvedere.” With a new array being expelled on a Friday, it looks as if fans combined their possess TGIF reboot by binge examination episodes of “Fuller House” on Friday night instead of network TV.

Although Netflix ratings are unavailable, a 3 percent dump in altogether network observation numbers on a night is deliberate poignant adequate to charge to a sitcom’s recover and a lowest figure in months. ABC in particular, had a misfortune observation night of a season. The network front a truncated TGIF lineup consisting of dual comedies on Fridays, “Last Man Standing” and “Dr. Ken,” and both of them suffered, along with a rest of a night’s shows, “Shark Tank” and “20/20.”

Full House fans and expel can cruise it justice, as ABC famously canceled a uncover after a eighth deteriorate notwithstanding a good ratings and continued popularity, citing high prolongation costs. We gamble a struggling network, whose boss Paul Lee usually quiescent due to low ratings for a broadcaster, wouldn’t mind carrying a Tanner family behind in a stable, though it looks as if a gang’s new home on Netflix suits them usually fine.

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