The 2024 Streaming Power Rankings [Vulture]

The 2024 Streaming Power Rankings [Vulture]

BY JOSEF ADALIAN

June 5, 2024 | It’s been (another) brutal year for most of the players in the streaming space. Budgets are still being slashed and strategies trashed as the legacy companies behind Disney+/Hulu, Max, Peacock, and Paramount+ continue managing the aftershocks of last year’s talent strikes as well as the larger industry correction that began in 2022. Things that not so long ago felt unthinkable — like HBO agreeing to license Sex and the City reruns to archenemy Netflix — are now reluctantly accepted as necessary in order to help the corporate bottom line. But the focus on short-term gains comes at price. For the fourth year in a row, we set out to determine the hottest streaming platform right now, using metrics such as the state of content slates, audience size, and what industry insiders say about the streamers under the cloak of anonymity. And the result this year is a stunner: After easily topping our list the past two years, Max (née HBO Max) took a major tumble in the rankings. Read on to see who claimed the streaming crown this year and where all the other major platforms landed.

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