Today on our week in review: Is Netflix going the way of Nielsen?
The streaming service has been described as a “black hole” for keeping its viewership data under wraps. But the battle for transparency became a key issue during the Hollywood strikes, and now, in a first for Netflix, they’ve released reams of data on thousands of titles and the billions of hours that people spent watching it all.
GBH's Jared Bowen, Callie Crossley and Edgar B. Herwick III look at how this could change the industry — and what shows have emerged as the streaming platform's greatest hits.
From there, a look at the span of the late Andre Braugher’s career, which was defined by redefining the role of the TV cop: from "Homicide's" cerebral and conflicted Detective Frank Pembleton to the deadpan humor and humanity of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s" Raymond Holt.
And: is the Queen of Christmas the Queen of Copyright Infringement? Mariah Carey is being sued again for her holiday hit, “All I want for Christmas is You.” In other music news, Daddy Yankee trades reggaeton for religion and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announces its first Black music director.
Finally, incarcerated readers are the judges of the Inside Literary Prize, and museums are turning to AI to bring history to life.
It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!