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Netflix has benefited from the US gov't shutdown

Has Netflix benefited from the US government shutting down? Or was it just the last episode of Breaking Bad?
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Oct 6, 2013 8:55 am

The US government shutdown last week, with over 800,000 'non-essential' staff no longer paid, or in employment until this is resolved. But, it looks like Netflix is directly benefiting from this, or maybe it was just the Breaking Bad finale.




Netflix's stock price started to rise as the US government shutdown, but it could be due to other factors, too. We saw a distribution deal between Netflix and a Swedish cable company, which could've helped. Netflix's overall traffic numbers did increase after the US government shutdown, as there are nearly a million workers who are now home, probably watching Breaking Bad and Mad Men.


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