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Is Netflix More Popular Than Cable?

Saturday - 4/20/2013, 4:00pm  ET

At 4 billion hours of video delivered last quarter, Netflix's latest update in its popularity has the company in the same league as some of the most watched cable channels on TV. Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos puts this figure in perspective, and discusses what -- if anything -- it says about the company's subscriber growth.

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