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NBC reveals Netflix ‘ratings’

Scripted-logo-460_2NBC has revealed what it claims to be viewing numbers for key Netflix series.

The US broadcast net hosted a press lunch at the Television Critics Association tour that it dubbed a ‘reality check’ of the current TV landscape.

Using data from tech firm Symphony Advanced Media, which in turn used a 15,000 sample of 18-to-49s, NBC said Netflix’s Marvel series Jessica Jones was viewed 4.8 million times over a 35-day period.

NBC’s president of research and media told reporters at the lunch about further Symphony findings.

Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, which is produced by NBCUniveral, had 3.9 million views, drug kingpin drama Narcos (pictured) had 3.2 million views, while comedy drama Orange is the New Black (right) registered just 644,000.Orange-is-the-New-Black_2L

Symphony also tracked engagement with Amazon Prime Instant Video drama, reporting 2.1 million views for its big-budget original Man in the High Castle.

Netflix is notoriously shy of breaking out any viewing data, reportedly even withholding information from the producers and talent working on its original series.

The streaming firm, which has always said it measures success in subscriber numbers and the number of hours people watch (both of which are broken out), told TBI that it had no comment on the Symphony data.