Last year, Netflix released over 1,500 hours of original programming after announcing they were planning on releasing 700 different shows—and 80 movies—over the course of 2018, which has resulted in an overwhelming amount of content for the average viewer to keep up with.
As a result, I’ve spent the last year watching way too many pilot episodes of programs on the platform without finishing the series. While I binged-watched Queer Eye and Tyding Up With Marie Condo, there are plenty of other critically-acclaimed shows I haven’t been able to keep up with.
Right now, my watchlist is filled with enough titles to rival the TSA, and while I’d love to say I’m making my way through them slowly and steadily, I almost inevitably just end up watching an episode of The Office that I’ve already seen six times.
Netflix is infamous for not widely distributing viewer data related to the movies and shows it owns the rights to, and as a result, we don’t get a ton of insight into why the entire Marvel universe was just wiped from their slate.
However, according to BGR, Netflix’s Cindy Holland, the vice president of original content at the company, recently sat down for a chat a tech conference
While speaking, she provided some insight into exactly how Netflix tracks the popularity of programs and offered some advice on how you can help make sure your favorites don’t get the ax:
[For] those of you who save these things and tell yourself you’ll get around to them as soon as you can, just know that it’s within the first 28 days that Netflix has a pretty good idea of whether it decides a piece of content has been a hit or a miss.
If you needed more motivation to stop procrastinating in life, you just got a major amount.