Solar Eclipse Steals the Show

Solar Eclipse Steals the Show

Matthew Moskowitz, Journalist

While most people thought that the solar eclipse was too overrated or underwhelming, it did actually have a big impact throughout the nation. The eclipse, that was the “first of its kind” since 1918, caused a 10 percent drop in the amount of Netflix viewers, which is a pretty big deal. This feat was confirmed by Netflix US via Twitter on August 22nd. In their tweet, the media magnate blamed the moon by saying, “Well played Moon”.

Although, this drop in the number of viewers for Netflix is not a huge deal, but was big enough to grab the company’s attention and confirm the statistic via social media. It has also been suggested by many that Netflix should have live-streamed the eclipse for all of their paying subscribers around the world to witness. If done so, Netflix most likely would have seen a large increase in viewers. Maybe Netflix can learn from this possible missed opportunity and can develop a new, improved plan to prevent a drop in viewers for the next “major” solar eclipse predicted to occur in 2024 throughout South America, Central America, and the eastern half of the United States.