Litchfield Penitentiary may have closed its doors for good, but the last visit with its inmates saw a series-high level of interest for Orange Is the New Black. The premier for the final season of Netflix’s longest-running original registered 24% higher in the U.S. the day after its July 26 premiere than during the same period for the season-six premiere, according to demand measurement firm Parrot Analytics, which conducted exclusive analysis for Variety using its “demand expression” calculation.
The prison drama was a landmark series of a time when the format and faces of TV were drastically changing.
Cast members posted a video Wednesday announcing the series’ 2019 end, which was confirmed by a Netflix spokeswoman. In the video, the actresses thanked fans for their support and promised a fulfilling wrap-up to the comedy-drama set in a women’s prison.
The creator of Orange Is the New Black and Weeds wants her shows to break viewers out of their bubbles.
Netflix and its competitors have long kept ratings for their shows closely guarded. Nielsen has now shed some light on them. According to the measurement service, 6.7 million people watched the show’s season-four premiere from June 17, when it debuted on the service, through June 19. Over the same period, 5.9 million people watched the season’s second episode.
NEW YORK (AP) — GLAAD celebrates “Orange Is the New Black.”The Netflix show set in a women’s prison was named outstanding comedy series at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards’ New York ceremony. Cast members — including Laverne Cox, who won her own GLAAD honor at the organization’s Los Angeles awards ceremony last month — […]
It’s a complex task because Netflix has to account for viewers who have different Internet connection speeds, various screen sizes and different technologies running the devices. About 120 variations of code have been programmed into Orange Is The New Black to prepare it to be streamed on Netflix throughout the U.S and 39 other countries. Another set of engineers had to ensure foreign-language subtitles and dubbing were in place and streaming properly.