It sure seems like Netflix cancels a lot of shows. We listed 13 canceled Netflix shows in August, and then 11 more by the time we revisited the question in November. But Netflix says it’s no different from other services.
Netflix’s Global Head of TV, Bela Bajaria, said at the Paley International Council Summit (via Deadline) that the service renews two thirds of its shows.
“If you look at season twos and more, we actually have a renewal rate of 67%, which is industry standard,” Bajaria said. “We also do make a large amount of first season shows, which sometimes feels that we have more first season cancelations, but if you look at the renewal rate, it’s really strong.”