Exhibit 99.1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  IR CONTACT:   Deborah Crawford

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    VP, Investor Relations
    (408) 540-3712
  PR CONTACT:   Steve Swasey
    VP, Corporate Communications
    (408) 540-3947

Netflix Announces Q4 2009 Financial Results

Subscribers – 12.3 million

Revenue – $444.5 million

GAAP Net Income – $30.9 million

GAAP EPS – $0.56 per diluted share

LOS GATOS, Calif., January 27, 2010 – Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.

“Adding more than one million net new subscribers in the fourth quarter and nearly three million over the full year highlights the growing appeal of the Netflix service as we further expand access to and adoption of streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer. “In 2010, we expect to extend our operating momentum as we grow the business both rapidly and profitably.”

Earnings Call Format

Netflix is changing the format of the company’s fourth quarter earnings conference call. The call will consist solely of Q&A. In conjunction with the press release, the company has posted a written version of management’s commentary to its Web site at http://ir.netflix.com. The conference call will be webcast today at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. If the format change is well received, future earnings calls will follow the same format. Please see conference call details below.

Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal-Year 2009 Financial Highlights

Subscribers. Netflix ended the fourth quarter of 2009 with approximately 12,268,000 total subscribers, representing 31 percent year-over-year growth from 9,390,000 total subscribers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2008 and 10 percent sequential growth from 11,109,000 subscribers at the end of the third quarter of 2009.

Net subscriber change in the quarter was an increase of 1,159,000 compared to an increase of 718,000 for the same period of 2008 and an increase of 510,000 for the third quarter of 2009.

Gross subscriber additions for the quarter totaled 2,803,000, representing 34 percent year-over-year growth from 2,085,000 gross subscriber additions in the fourth quarter of 2008 and 29 percent quarter-over-quarter growth from 2,180,000 gross subscriber additions in the third quarter of 2009.


The following information was filed by Netflix Inc (NFLX) on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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