Netflix, “Breaking Bad” and an Energy Boost
I don’t think you’d be sitting here interviewing me if it weren’t for Netflix. In its third season, ‘Breaking Bad’ got this amazing nitrous-oxide boost of energy and general public awareness because of Netflix. Before binge-watching, someone who identified him- or herself as a fan of a show probably only saw 25 percent of the episodes.
— “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, talking to New York magazine about his show’s surprising success