Netflix's subscriber growth beats on strong original shows

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FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, shows Netflix on a tablet, in North Andover, Mass. Netflix is about to hit 100 million subscribers for the first time, hitting a major milestone that underscores how much its video streaming service has ... changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) (AP)

Netflix Inc added more U.S. and international subscribers than expected in the second quarter as new original shows such as "13 Reasons Why" as well as the latest season of hit political drama "House of Cards" helped attract more viewers.

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The company said on Monday it added 4.14 million subscribers internationally in the quarter ended June 30, compared with the average analyst estimate of 2.59 million, according to data from analytics firm FactSet.

The streaming giant, whose original shows also include "Orange is the New Black" and "The Crown," added 1.07 million subscribers in the United States, compared with analysts' average expectation of 631,000.

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