This is how Netflix breaks down viewership to their content creators, and it’s the “watchers” class that’s the most critical to have in mind. That’s as a result of when Netflix supplies their viewership numbers and say such a lot of tens of millions of folks “watched” a given movie or TV series, that means they gave it a whirl, but didn’t always quite finish. That’s a lot more large when it involves reporting TV series numbers than movies, as a result of watching 70% of one episode of a sequence is nothing. And that’s bad news for that show, since it means it wasn’t desirable enough to maintain watching even a single episode.
As it stands, Netflix uses some variety of unknown “effectivity metric” to examine whether a show is worth renewing in response to the cost of the show when in comparison to the viewership. Another vital factor is whether the series is one which keeps subscribers from canceling their Netflix club or helps herald new ones. For instance, a show like Stranger Things, which gets tens of tens of millions of watchers in its first few days, is critical to retaining subscribers around. Meanwhile, something like The OA, Tuca and Bertie, or The Santa Clarita Diet does not have a similar pull, and that’s why they got canceled.