The financial services firm Cowen and Company conducted a survey on the viewing numbers of House of Cards indicating that one in ten Netflix subscribers had watched at least one episode of the Netflix 'own brand' political drama. On average, the survey indicates that users watched six episodes. A success? Undoubtedly. A surprise? Surely not.
I've always been a reader - all sorts - fiction, biography, technical, politics. It's gone in phases, but fiction generally wins out - I made my way through Henning Mankell's Wallander series in a personal best time - I probably should have been keeping current on something much more 'current-affairsy'.