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by M.G. Siegler


Netflix Revives 'Designated Survivor'

Mariella Moon:

ABC dropped Designated Survivor after its second season experienced a drop in ratings: It suffered in its 10PM time slot and couldn't perform as well as its first season did. However, it did well in delayed viewing, making it a perfect candidate for the streaming platform and an audience that prefers to watch multiple episodes in one go.

My idea from eight years ago continues to play out. It's almost as if Netflix (and the like) are becoming the new syndication channel for once-popular network (or cable) hits. But complete with new content, of course. Still waiting for Firefly...


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