We’ve all been there.
A week or two ago, you clicked on a video of a cute little dog or a kid in the street that made you smile.
That was it.
You stopped watching.
It was gone.
We all have a little episode where we have to rewatch our favorite shows because we can’t resist the urge to play a video game, or watch a video on YouTube.
That’s what happened to The Simpsons when it moved to Netflix in 2014.
When the series was first on the streaming service, the show was a hit, but its popularity faded as it became increasingly reliant on online advertisements.
As a result, the series is seeing its audience decline.
As part of a new analysis of viewership, The New York Times’ David Pogue recently wrote about how the show’s ratings are declining.
Netflix is looking at a similar decline for The Simpsons and the show will likely be hit harder.
For example, the Times says the show has lost around 25% of its audience over the last two years.
That decline has hurt the series in the ratings, which dropped by roughly a third since 2014.
The decline is particularly troubling given that The Simpsons is currently in its ninth season.
Netflix and The Simpsons co-creator Matt Groening have said that while they are working on new content, the company will continue to stream the show to those who are interested.
“We’re not going to make any changes,” Groening said in November.
“You will be able to watch the series at the highest quality.”