Netflix now has over 40 million subscribers worldwide

Two years ago, many investors didn't want to touch Netflix with a 10 foot pole, thanks to an unpopular decision to charge for both its DVD mail rental business and a separate fee for its streaming media service. Today, Netflix is riding high thanks to a new influx of subscribers and a ton of attention being placed on its original video content.

Netflix reported its earnings and subscriber numbers for the third quarter of 2013 and revealed that it had over $1.1 billion in revenue for the time period, and a net income of $32 million. More importantly, the company now has a total of 40 million subscribers worldwide, including 31 millon in the U.S. and another 9 million in other countries. That's compared to 29.81 million users in the U.S. in the second quarter and 7.75 international subscriptions.in the same period.

Netflix credited much of its subscriber success in 2013 to its library of original content. That includes Orange Is The New Black, the acclaimed series about a woman dealing with a life in prison. The series will become the most watched show in 2013 among the company's slate of exclusives, according to Netflix. However, it still refuses to offer concrete viewership numbers for any of its original shows.

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So many customers and yet they can never get new movies or TV show, plus they keep loosing licensing for movies and TV shows just this month they lost over 300 movies and TV shows. I wonder where the customers money is being spend maybe they should cut the DVD department and move everything to streaming.

40,000,000 x $8 (at least) x 12 (months) and they still can't afford to buy (and keep) rights to good shows and movies? Fantastic.

I'm one of these users.
Never thought i'd ever use it but after i gave the trial a go, for £6 a month. I thought i might as well keep it and i'm glad i did, as i got to see Breaking Bad and Archer!

If only I could actually get Netflix, *sigh*, always left out in the cold when it comes to these internet streaming services.

I think they need some more content but have to say I still think its great value - will be keeping my subscription for the foreseeable future!

I would rather they pick up some newer big shows from the other networks than make more of their mediocre to crap originals. I think every funny scene in orange is the new black was shown in the trailer, I couldn't even finish the first episode, it was completely uninteresting. Hemlock, I don't know how long I lasted I think I got 1.5 ish episode in, maybe more, but there was nothing there. Haven't watched house of cards yet, doesn't seem to be my kind of show. and I got enough other good shows to watch to not have time for it.

HawkMan said,
I would rather they pick up some newer big shows from the other networks than make more of their mediocre to crap originals. I think every funny scene in orange is the new black was shown in the trailer, I couldn't even finish the first episode, it was completely uninteresting. Hemlock, I don't know how long I lasted I think I got 1.5 ish episode in, maybe more, but there was nothing there. Haven't watched house of cards yet, doesn't seem to be my kind of show. and I got enough other good shows to watch to not have time for it.

House of Cards was utterly brilliant.. But then political thriller type programmes are right up my street. I can't wait for a second series.

I didn't mind the original series they started with. Obviously, House of Cards is amazing. I still like Hemlock Grove despite the mixed reviews.

Orange is the New Black started off with like... 8 minutes of tits. Literally. I keep watching, but at this point, I can't help but feel it's a chick flick that covered itself in boobs to gain the male audience. (can't say it didn't work at least, but meh)

Still, not a BAD start, considering I watched all three of them through and through. I'm kind of picky when it comes to shows, as it's taken three tries alone just to get into the Walking Dead finally.