Disney has finally surpassed Netflix in overall streaming subscribers
Disney became the recession-defeating success story everyone needed when it posted strong third-quarter results (pdf) on Wednesday. Disney’s overall streaming portfolio, which includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, has reached 221 million subscribers worldwide, blowing past Netflix’s 220 million subscribers.
The bulk of that increase came from Disney+, which jumped from 138 million subscribers in May to 152 million. Hulu and ESPN+ also saw mild bumps in viewer numbers, growing from 45.6 million subscribers to 46.2 million and from 22.3 million to 22.8 million respectively.