Hulu: The Appetite for Documentary Viewing on the Home of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Do online video subscribers watch documentaries? This week’s post pulls back the curtain, but just a little. Research firm Comscore tracks Monthly Uniques for Hulu, the #3 U.S. online subscription service after Netflix and Amazon. The Findings: The data is by programming category: And here is the detail: HULU Monthly Uniques, March 2018   Millions …

MIPTV & MIPDoc Takeaways #1-5: That Unsettled Netflix Feeling Along the Croisette

What caught my attention at MIPDoc and MIPTV this year? Lots of producers and network executives called to ask. They are curious because their business models and career options are becoming more unsettled by the rise of Netflix and online video distribution platforms. Here are my Takeaways from Cannes (#1-5): 1. What You Know. And …

The Demand for Documentaries Across Online & Social Media Platforms: Recent Highlights

In this post, we share highlights of Parrot Analytics‘ analysis of cross-platform demand for unscripted programs. Online Measurement? How do you measure the performance of a documentary online and in social media? It’s a big question because Amazon, Netflix and other platforms don’t share performance data. Social Media data is both widely dispersed and hard …

Best of British Documentaries, Factual & Lifestyle, 2017. UK Ratings #101-200

This post continues the UK Best for 2017. The list combines BARB’s Documentary, Hobbies / Lifestyle and Current Affairs categories. Read my brief Takeaways for 2017 in the previous post, covering #1-100. Your feedback is welcome. PBS Don’t miss my series of Posts on the PBS Audience for Science + History: PBS Series Ranker: The Audience For …

Best of British Documentaries, Factual & Lifestyle, 2017. UK Ratings #1-100

It’s always a pleasure to share the list of the year’s highest-rated unscripted programs. Here they are for 2017: #1-50 and #51-100 are covered in this post. #101-200 are in the following post (a gift for readers who are deep divers.) My brief Takeaways are below the #1-50 list. Please share your own Takeaways! Trend …