Despite the fact that the internet hates it, Fuller House, Netflix’s continuation of the schmaltzy ABC sitcom Full House, is a massive, massive hit.
But just how successful is the show? Independent firm Symphony Advanced Media figured out how many viewers Netflix shows were grabbing, and Fuller House ended up with somewhere around 14 million viewers. 14 million viewers! For comparison, that’s more than The Walking Dead averages, and literally every website on the internet has run a piece on how The Walking Dead is TV’s number one show.
What explains Fuller House‘s success? Is it gawker slowdown — the phenomenon that causes drivers to slowdown and look at horrific car crashes? Are humans unable to look away from such unmitigated disasters? Or is it ’90s nostalgia, a fond recollection of when times were simpler, back before thinkpieces or spoilers could ruin our TV-watching experience? Whatever the reason, I know why I’ve been watching Fuller House — to see if there’s any follow-up on Stephanie driving a car through the kitchen. Why was this event only discussed in the one episodes it happened in and then never brought up again?! There was a car in the kitchen! That is a crime!
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