Netflix vs. Disney+ vs. NBCUniversal streaming: 'The Office,' Marvel movies likely to make huge impact, poll says

Fans cried when Michael Scott left "The Office" and when Iron Man exited the Marvel world, but Netflix's impending goodbyes may be the most painful of all.

A new poll from The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult finds that 49% of Netflix users age 18-29 would cancel their subscriptions if "The Office," Marvel movies, Disney content and "Friends" were all removed from the site. The issue? That's almost certainly happening.

During Monday's upfront presentation, NBCUniversal exec Linda Yaccarino emphasized the weight of "The Office," referring to it as Netflix's No. 1 show. She referenced how much viewers adore Jim and Pam, Ross and Rachel ("Friends") and other beloved characters that hail from NBC. And she hyped up NBCUniversal's as-yet-unnamed streaming service, which is due to launch in 2020.

12 PHOTOS
Inside the 2019 NBC Upfronts
See Gallery
Inside the 2019 NBC Upfronts
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- 2019 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey, Melissa Villasenor as Jennifer Lopez, Pete Davidson as Rami Malek, Chris Redd as Sterling K. Brown, "Saturday Night Live" on NBC -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- 2019 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot" on USA Network -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- 2019 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kyle Mooney as Chuck Todd, Kate McKinnon as Mika Brzezinski, Alex Moffat as Joe Scarborough, "Saturday Night Live" on NBC -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- 2019 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: (l-r) Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, "Keeping Up with The Kardashians" on E! Entertainment -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Julianne Hough, "America's Got Talent" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Kenan Thompson, "Bring the Funny" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Ted Danson, "The Good Place" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Chrissy Metz, "This Is Us" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Lilly Singh, "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Olympian Lindsey Vonn -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS -- NBC Entertainment's 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 -- Pictured: Chrissy Teigen, "Bring the Funny" on NBC -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

While the numbers are less jarring for older viewers, they're still significant: 31% say they'll ditch Netflix in absence of "The Office," Marvel and Disney flicks. (30% said the same if you swap "Friends" in for "The Office.")

While no "Office" or "Friends" alums were present at the NBCUniversal upfront, a swath of other celebs made appearances, including the Kardashians, Rami Malek, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, further indicating just how much star power the network has.

Meanwhile, Disney+ will debut in November 2019, showcasing the company's Marvel superhero movies as well as the rest of its massive film and TV library. Hours before its own upfront on Tuesday, news broke that Disney will take ownership of Hulu.

That all said, much of Netflix's original content has proven hugely successful, including "Stranger Things," "BoJack Horseman," "Big Mouth" and "G.L.O.W."

The THR/Morning Consult poll was conducted in early May 2015 among a nationwide sample of 2,201 U.S. adults.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.