The Numbers for Tuesday, November 12: Watching TV
The number of months Russian fans of “Game of Thrones” had to wait after the U.S premiere to watch new episodes, driving many to pirate copies on torrent sites. Next year’s season will be different, though: HBO signed a deal with a Russian pay-TV group to ensure the fourth season coincides with U.S. air dates. (Bloomberg)
The number of cable and satellite TV subscribers that cut ties with their companies in the last financial quarter, capping off the worst 12-month period of losses for the industry. Analysts claim the rate of cord-cutting has slowed though, and revenue for pay-TV companies actually climbed during the period. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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