Netflix’s US Library Has Shrunk by More Than 5,000 Titles in Less Than 10 Years

Netflix’s US Library Has Shrunk by More Than 5,000 Titles in Less Than 10 Years

Movies and TV Shows on Netflix - 2010 vs 2020
Categories : General, Streaming Data and Insights

It’s no secret that Netflix’s catalog of licensed content has been diminishing as the streaming giant moves toward producing even more Original movies and TV shows to strengthen its position in today’s streaming wars.

Here at Reelgood, we took a closer look at just how much Netflix’s library has changed over the last 10 years. And the results, while not entirely surprising, clearly show how the company’s content strategy has been slowly evolving to involve fewer movies and more TV shows.

Movies and TV Shows on Netflix - 2010 vs 2020
Netflix’s movie and TV library after a decade
Netflix's catalog of movies and TV shows has shrunk by 47% since 2012
Netflix’s catalog of movies and TV shows has shrunk by 47% since 2012

THE NUMBERS:
2010 – 7,285
2012 – 11,000
2013 – 9,000
2014 – 8,103
2015 – 5,769
2016 – 5,532
2017 – 5,553
2018 – 5,158
2019 – 5,769
2020 – 5,838

Netflix now has almost 300% more TV shows than it did 10 years ago
Netflix now has almost 300% more TV shows than it did 10 years ago

THE NUMBERS:
2010 – 530
2014 – 1,609
2015 – 1,243
2016 – 1,197
2018 – 1,301
2019 – 1,966
2020 – 2,108

No data available for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017

Netflix's catalog of movies over the years, showing a steady decline. Today, the streaming giant has 45% fewer movies than it did in 2010
Netflix’s catalog of movies over the years, showing a steady decline. Today, the streaming giant has 45% fewer movies than it did in 2010

THE NUMBERS:
2010 – 6,755
2014 – 6,494
2015 – 4,526
2016 – 4,335
2018 – 3,857
2019 – 3,803
2020 – 3,730

No data available for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017

For questions or feedback regarding this data, email maria@reelgood.com

Maria Santos

Writer of fiction, lover of 80s music, and slave to the big screen

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