Netflix Monitors Torrent Sites as a Guide to What TV's Popular With the Youth

By Gary Cutlack on at

Forget ratings figures and boozy lunches with TV industry executives, streaming specialist Netflix gives some weight to internet piracy rankings when it comes to deciding what titles to acquire and offer up.

Kelly Merryman, the site's boss of the content acquisition side of things, told Dutch tech site Tweakers that: "When purchasing series, we look at what does well on piracy sites. Prison Break is exceptionally popular."

We've just had a look at what's popular on the Pirate Bay right now. We can therefore reveal that next year's big Netflix streaming hits ought to be Microsoft OFFICE 2010 Pro Plus PRECRACKED and Adobe Photoshop CS6 13.0.1 Final Multilanguage (cracked dll). So make sure you avoid the spoilers. [Tweakers via The Inquirer]