The former Fox cult comedy that had been dark for seven-plus years resurfaced as a Netflix exclusive Sunday night, and fans gobbled it up. According to data analytics company Procera Networks, one DSL network had 36% of devices watching Netflix on Sunday viewing at least part of one episode of Arrested Development, more than triple the number for the streaming service’s House of Cards premiere. One cable network saw an 8% jump in the number of subscribers accessing Netflix over the previous Sunday, and the show represented 10% of all Netflix traffic on one US university network. There also was significant file-sharing of the episodes, PaidContent reports. The editor of TorrentFreak said about 100,000 people downloaded episodes of the show within the first 24 hours –- a significant number but only a tenth of those who grabbed the season premiere of HBO’s Game Of Thrones in April, for example.
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