"House of Cards" Surges Netflix Traffic
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About 16 percent of American households who subscribed to Netflix in addition to a cable service watched at least one episode of the streaming-only show on Feb. 14, according to Multichannel.com.
By 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 16 percent of all Netflix subscribers had seen at least two episodes -- while 10 percent were identified as "binge-watchers," with all three episodes taken in.
Netflix is headquartered in Los Gatos.
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More than 40 million people pay at least $7.99 a month to stream television shows and movies, according to reports.
The company's stock has gained 130 percent in value over the past year.
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