HBO's fantasy epic enraged fans with its bumpy conclusion but still trounced the competition at the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars.
The show about a gang of suburban adolescents battling supernatural monsters had been watched by 40.7 million accounts since Thursday.
The four-part series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a rape of a White woman they didn't commit in 1989 and follows them over the course of 25 years.
Netflix and SK Global Entertainment say they acquired the rights to the story from 13 Thumluang Co. Ltd, a company that Thailand's government helped establish to represent the interests of the boys and their coach.
Netflix films will be conspicuously absent from Cannes, with the online streaming and media group at odds with the festival over its rules requiring productions to be shown in French cinemas.
The prestigious body is set to reexamine whether the streaming giant will remain eligible for such awards, despite a warning from the US Justice Department that could violate antitrust laws.
Longtime entertainment powerhouse said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.99 per month, Disney+ will gradually expand internationally, starting in Europe.
Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service called Disney+ to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix.
Will the tech giant be able to compete with huge services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu?
US federal prosecutors charge dozens, including celebrity Felicity Huffman, in a college admissions fraud scheme.
Diversity, though, was the biggest winner when a black filmmaker won his first competitive Oscar, a superhero blockbuster set in Africa scored big, and two black actors and an Egyptian first-generation American won three of the four acting prizes.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
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