UPDATE: (Thursday 3:05 PM):
We have received an official quote from a Netflix spokesperson regarding both ‘Friends’ & ‘The Office’:
Looking at overall watch time skews towards titles with many seasons. Most Netflix Originals have three or fewer seasons at most. It’s why we focus on the individual shows or film members watch, as opposed to how much time they spend on one series versus another. And if you look at most watched titles, Netflix originals accounted for 10 out of 10 in the last quarter, or 21 out of the top 25
Just 5 years ago, Netflix was the only fish in the ocean. Quite literally, the only streaming service that existed. Others tried to compete but they couldn’t and went out of business. Fast-forward today and there are thousands of different streaming services and the industry is growing.
Big networks and TV channels are shifting to streaming as well, and this means a whole lot more competition for the big giant’s Netflix. They’ve already lost all of their Disney titles because of the creation of Disney+ and now, it might lose one of its most popular shows.. ‘The Office’.
Per the Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Inc. may soon have to contemplate life without its No. 1 show. It’s “The Office.”
NBCUniversal, which owns the show, licensed reruns of the comedy to the streaming-video giant years ago. Now NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming service, and has begun internal discussions about removing “The Office” from Netflix when the contract expires in 2021, according to people familiar with the situation.
Hello it’s me with your regularly scheduled reminder that The Office will be on Netflix until 2021 — at least!
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 24, 2019
If you’re a fan of the beloved show, get your episodes in while they last because in 2021, ‘The Office’ might be gone.