Most Netflix content has been off the air for years. It's cheaper content. Other than their original shows, which is admittedly increasingly growing in size and value, generally cable offers more valuable access than Netflix does.
I ditched my cable because it... repeats! Watch show 1 on TLC, show 2 on Discovery, show 3 on TFAC.
Show ends on all three (but not at the same time.. just when they're done).
TLC buys rights and starts showing show 3 like it's a "NEW SERIES YAAAAY YIPPEE" situation. No too long after that, I see Discovery showing show 1. TLC starts showing show 2. I know this doesn't seem like a HUGE deal.. annoying for those without constant ADD, but eh...
Then I start noticing that it's happening on almost every network. The new stuff I'm looking for isn't there. I keep seeing NEW SERIES about the Universe! YAAY! Ah, son of a... it's just a repeat of the entire series I finished less than 6 months ago! I see it happening on channels I'm not interested in. I started keeping a little "fun log" of all of the swapping that goes on between the networks/channels, and I'm wondering what in the hell I'm paying for...?
Then I find out that the "big networks" (FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, Showtime, HBO, etc) come out with new stuff, but I can just wait and buy the cool series on DVD/online watching later to avoid commercials when it comes to Showtime/HBO, and just tune into the freaking RF waves in the air around me to watch the ABC/NBC/etc shows... BUT WAIT, I have no interest in the garbage that the networks keep coming out with. The teenage/early 20s age group shows that are slammed with ADD flashing from scene to scene just to keep the watchers watching and hype after suspense hype...
I said Fuck it! I'll just watch this there Netflix thing and Hulu. Hulu lost my business because they're basically showing all of the new-age crap that the ABC/NBC/etc networks are showing, but in little segments that you have to wait for, and then can only watch for so long... and then they throw in advertising. CLOSE MY ACCOUNT, HULU!
Netflix has stuff I can keep watching and looking around for new material in. If I get done with 10 series shows, maybe I want to watch one I've already seen. That's cool because it's my choice and I can do it if I want to, not because it's just 'what's on'. They allowed for the removal of ads which I think is slimy after so many successful years turning a profit, but fine.. I haven't had a problem since. Knocking on wood now.
Cable to me now is some of the most dense RF noise I have no interest in that it's shocking (no pun intended). Air RF TV is crap I don't WANT to watch.
Eh, I've said what I'm gonna say.