U.S. Viewers Have Access to 37% of Netflix’s Worldwide Catalog

U.S. Viewers Have Access to 37% of Netflix’s Worldwide Catalog

Netflix started off in the United States, and its offerings here have always dwarfed its foreign catalogs. Netflix is trying to even things out a bit – their recent changes have shrunk their American catalog significantly while making a growing number of titles available overseas – but the American selection remains the largest. That doesn’t mean, however, that all of Netflix’s titles are available stateside.

Netflix has deals for content all over the world. Out of the many, many titles that Netflix has the rights to somewhere on earth, only a minority are available in the United States – but Americans still have access to a higher percentage of titles than viewers in any other country.

U.S.-Based Netflix Viewers Have Access to More Than a Third of All Netflix Titles

To figure out exactly how much of Netflix’s catalog is available in the U.S., we started with the total number of Netflix titles worldwide. Working with AllFlicks’ database, we found a total of 13,612 titles (this figure counts each title only once, regardless of availability – even if Forrest Gump is available in eight countries, it’s still only counted as one title in this total).

Netflix titles available in the United States

The U.S. Catalog has 5,087 titles total. That means that American viewers have access to about 37% of Netflix’s total catalog. That’s not a majority, but it’s more than a third – and is good for the highest percentage out of any of Netflix’s 241 catalogs.

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Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely
Stephen Lovely is a freelance writer and a longtime cord cutter with a passion for technology and entertainment. You can find his work on Cordcutting.com and his tweets at @stephenlovely.

2 Comments on "U.S. Viewers Have Access to 37% of Netflix’s Worldwide Catalog"

  1. This begs an obvious question: why can’t US viewers get 100% of the catalog? Or to turn the question around, why can’t foreign viewers get to see what US viewers can? This article really doesn’t address these fundamental questions.

    • I think companies/channels can buy the exclusive rights to a title in a country and that would shut Netflix out.

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