The Office is now streaming at a new home – and it’s doing big numbers!
The show is being streamed more on Peacock than it was on Netflix, according to NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, via Deadline.
On Comcast’s fourth-quarter earnings call, he mentioned that the beloved sitcom, which NBCU brought back from Netflix in a $500 million licensing deal, is proof that the company’s commitment to streaming will be successful for the network.
“We’re seeing people who are watching The Office on Peacock are watching lots of our other comedies. It’s really driving Parks & Recreation and really driving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, amongst others. So, it’s kind of an ecosystem,” he said adding that it’s “like broadcast, where we can cross-promote people into different things. That certainly seems to be working.”
“Shell did not elaborate on his assessment with any specific data,” Deadline noted.
Comcast also said Peacock had 33 million sign-ups as of this week and brought in $100 million in revenue during the fourth quarter, which ended on December 31.
“Losses on Peacock are estimated to be $2 billion for the 2020 and 2021, CFO Mike Cavanagh said, matching projections before launch,” the outlet added.
Find out more about how to watch The Office on Peacock.
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