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Unveiled at MIPCOM 2013, Netflix’s biggest series ever — starring Kevin Spacey (photo) and directed by David Fincher – was without a doubt the main TV event of early 2013. But is House of Cards really TV? Netflix made the bold move of releasing all 13 episodes at once, disrupting scheduling tradition and challenging the piracy temptation. But was it a success? Whilst Netflix claimed the political drama was its most-streamed TV show ever, it declined to release any figures. The onus was left with social TV to compile the data, expertly gathered by Lost Remote here, for example:
Networked Insights provided an interesting analysis point. House of Cards “premiered around nearly 30k conversations, which is no The Walking Dead (with over 900K conversations when it returned Sunday night), but is on par with the weekly performances that ABC’s Scandal receives,” explained the company’s Sean Reckwerdt..."