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This file photo shows the on-demand Internet media provider, Netflix, streaming on a smartphone. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
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Netflix outdid Wall Street expectations, adding nearly 3.6 million subscribers in its third quarter.

The numbers come as a pleasant surprise to investors after a lousy last quarter. The company says its original content like the shows "Narcos," "Stranger Things," and "Luke Cage" are partly responsible for the turnaround.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Peter Kafka of Recode for a look at the jump in subscribers and why these shows are gaining so much traction.

Guest

Peter Kafka, senior editor of media for Recode. He tweets @pkafka.

This segment aired on October 18, 2016.

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