Netflix's results for the third quarter have arrived and one of its most important numbers, the total amount of US subscribers (not including trial accounts), has reached 29.93 million, more than HBO's last count of 28.7 million.

Last year at this time it had notched 25.1 million US customers, and including trial subscribers it passed HBO's US customer base back in April.

Internationally it's up to 9.19 million subscribers and is anticipating that it will add more than three million customers total in the next quarter.

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