Netflix Alert: Some Shows Are Leaving The Service

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I know quite a few folks that enjoy their Netflix subscription.  I know a few who swear by it. Yet they might want to start rethinking their allegiance, from what I’m seeing today.

It looks like NBC shows are being pulled from the Netflix schedule, and if your guess is as good as anyone’s guess, it could be due to Hulu’s push to generate income via their ad supported traffic scheme as more shows are headed there.

The shows that have been noted as disappearing are 30 Rock, Heroes and the newer Office episodes.

We’ll also be seeing some CBS content sliding off the Netflix schedule but for the moment, NCIS looks to be sticking around.

I wonder if Disney’s bucketload of money is behind this when they invested in the service?  In what I’m seeing, ABC and NBC nets have the most advertising in their online and On Demand offerings.  And if it’s working for these networks, you know we’ll be seeing more of this as time ticks on and other networks get on board with the practice.

As far as I’m concerned, this is both good and bad.  Networks and advertisers were finding it harder to monetize their internet offerings and commercials.  Add to that the fact that advertisers still get more bang for their buck on the tube, and I’m surprised to see how quickly advertising is taking root in streaming content.  But as I watch the internet become more evolved in what they can do with ads and what they offer, you see where this is heading.  The only issue I have is that I’m forced to endure commercials on Hulu.  So I’ve started coordinating my snack runs to the kitchen accordingly.

Screen Rant readers who are Netflix subscribers:  Double check your own listings and let us know what you are finding!

Source:  Gizmodo

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TAGS: 30 rock, heroes, ncis, the office

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  1. I am so furious. I was on the last few episodes of Criminal Minds season 9 and was about to start watching. Now season 9 is gone. So when the new season starts tomorrow I’ll be lost. Canceling my account.

    • This crazy! I’m settling in for the night to finish season 9 of Criminal minds and it’s gone! What is going on?!?!

      • I saw that someone posted earlier that they pulled season 9 temporarily to fix some audio issues and that it should be back soon.

        • oh I sure hope it comes back… i went to watch yesterday and after watching 1 episode it disappeared!

  2. Battlestar Galactica was removed. No fair.

  3. They took away mythbusters

  4. They took away my Mythbusters

  5. They took away myth busters as I was in the middle of watching it. So angry probably gonna cancelled my account.

  6. They took away my Mythbusters! What the flying f***! I was just watching this last night and now its gone! It had better come back, or Netflix can count me out.

  7. Netflix dropped Mythbusters and I DROPPED Netflix. WE ALL NEED TO TELL NETFLIX TO STOP DROPPING SERVICE WITHOUT REDUCING THEIR PRICES!

    I don’t pay for 1/2 a sandwich, I paid for the whole sandwich. If Netflix is ONLY going to give me 1/2 of the sandwich THEN ONLY charge me for 1/2 NOT for what I DO NOT GET!!

    PEOPLE NEED TO PROTEST LOUD AND CLEAR DROP NETFLIX for doing this!!! Power to the PEOPLE!!!

  8. They took off mythbusters!!!! I’m about ready to cancel my account! Ridiculous!!!!

  9. I find it very disappointing that Netflix removed Mythbusters. My children and I loved that show. It’s not just entertainment, it actually sparked my children’s interest in science. Mythbusters was about the only show that we could all sit down and watch together and really laugh about the crazy myths that they tried o prove. It makes me question whether I want keep Netflix. Shame on you Netflix!!!!! My son, Josh is extremely disappointed as well. Unfortunately, I have to try to explain to my son about capitalism rather that principle. I think I speak for the majority of the people when I say that Netflix should take a hard look keeping there customers satisfied. Frankly, I am so sick of the cost of entertainment. We got rid of Dish and switched to Netflix due to the high cost of satellite TV. After Fox network dropped Speed Channel and now Netflix changing some of my families favorite shows, we will highly consider dropping Netflix.

  10. I’ve just went onto netflix and all of criminal minds is gone?