Numb3rs has been removed from Netflix, but why?

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The complete series of Numb3rs has been removed from Netflix US on July 1st, 2016 and we’re going to take a look at why it has been removed, whether it will come back and everything you need to know about how to watch it now it has left Netflix. 

If you’ve had Numb3rs in your queue for a while then your time is up, you’ll never get to experience the underrated and incredibly smart even for cable television even more so for CBS. The crime drama ran between 2005 and 2010 and had a small but dedicated audience. Now it’s been 6 years since the show has finished, Netflix has been one of the few places that has the show available for binging through.

The show is very much like Person of Interest with a similar tone and feel. The only difference with Numb3rs is that it’s purely based on math that catches the criminals in the end. It’s engaging and definitely a slow burn.

As we mentioned above, Netflix removed all 6 seasons of Numb3rs from its catalog, but why?

Why has it left? Well it looks as though it’s just simply found a new exclusive home elsewhere. That home is Hulu Plus that boasts the entire catalog of episodes, which come to 118 as part of their premium subscription. Who knows how much they paid for Numb3rs but they certainly wanted to take it away from Netflix.

How about if you don’t want to sign up to Hulu? Well, VOD is always an option although you may not feel like spending too much money on a series as old as this one. It’s also likely to filter out on CBS’s own streaming service, CBS All Access which it’s particularly putting a larger  emphasis on nowadays.


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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.