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Top Streaming Service Gains Double the New Users of Competitors in 2024

Netflix and other major streaming services have been experiencing significant growth in paid U.S. subscribers this year, outpacing their competitors in the ongoing battle for viewership dominance as more people shift away from traditional cable services.

Leading the pack is Netflix, which added a staggering 2.6 million paid subscribers from the end of December to the end of May, making it the fastest-growing streaming service of the year. Following closely behind is NBC’s Peacock, which saw an increase of 1.38 million new paid subscribers during the same period.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max (formerly known as HBO Max) and Paramount Global’s Paramount+ have also seen positive growth in paid subscribers in 2024, with 609,947 and 357,465 additions, respectively. These streaming services have attributed their subscriber gains to hosting popular live events and streaming highly anticipated new shows.

Peacock notably capitalized on streaming the Olympic trials ahead of the 2024 Paris games and offers a lineup of beloved “comfort shows” like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” Meanwhile, Netflix continued its streak of success with hits like the live roast of Tom Brady and the release of “Bridgerton” Season 3 and “Fool Me Once.”

Antenna, a platform tracking paid subscriber numbers for advertisers, ranked the fastest-growing streaming services in the U.S. through the end of May. The rankings excluded trial users who have not converted to paid subscriptions. The data revealed that Netflix continues to dominate the streaming landscape, with a total of 64.8 million paid subscribers, followed by Peacock, Max, and Paramount+.

The subscription economy is projected to reach a value of $635 billion by 2025, indicating the significant growth potential of the streaming industry in the coming years.

As the competition intensifies in the streaming space, with services like Starz, Apple TV+, Hulu, and Disney+ experiencing subscriber losses, Netflix and its counterparts are forging ahead, capturing the attention of viewers with compelling content and innovative offerings.

In conclusion, the streaming wars are heating up, and Netflix, along with other major players, is leading the charge in attracting and retaining paid subscribers through a mix of original programming, live events, and popular shows. The landscape of the streaming industry continues to evolve, setting the stage for a dynamic and competitive future in the world of entertainment.