No Office? No Problem, Says Netflix

Originals like Bridgerton and Cobra Kai deliver big viewing numbers as Steve Carell sitcom shifts to Peacock

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Netflix projected that 63 million households will watch the Shonda Rhimes period drama Bridgerton in its first four weeks on the service. Netflix

Netflix lost one of its biggest titles in 2021 with the departure of sitcom The Office to rival streamer Peacock. But Netflix is touting early viewership figures from its lineup of buzzy originals, offering up at least some evidence that losing The Office perhaps wasn’t as big a blow for the streamer after all.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.