Squid Game Is Netflix’s Biggest Series Ever, as 142 Million Viewers Tune In


The Squid Game – South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk’s global hit thriller series – is now Netflix’s biggest original series ever, the streaming service has announced. More than 142 million Netflix families watched the game Squid in the first 28 days after its September 17 release. With this, Squid Game surpassed Regency-era London romantic drama series Bridgerton’s record of 82 million viewers in January – and in the process, became the first Netflix series to cross the 100 million mark in the first four weeks. Netflix treats two minutes of any episode as one scene.

Netflix It has often faced criticism for its very relaxing methodology, especially with its original series that can run for several hours. nine-episode squid game The total runtime of season 1 is 8 hours 12 minutes. Here’s what Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently gave us A better glimpse behind its viewership. It turns out that most Netflix subscribers were liking bridgerton, money heist, strange things, And witcher In some cases, there was even a bit of over-watching – right to the end.

We don’t have that kind of data for squid games yet. The only data point we have outside of the 142 million Netflix members is that the South Korean series reached number one in 94 countries after its debut on Netflix’s daily “Top 10” list. Bridgerton did this in 83 markets.. There is no doubt that the squid game is offered on Netflix with subtitles and dubs in over 30 languages, helping it to expand its reach beyond the markets in which exposure can usually be found. Although the squid game is not the first, just the biggest.

Before the Squid Game, the French mystery thriller led by Omar C. lupine It was Netflix’s biggest non-English-language original hit, attracting 76 million viewers in the first 28 days after its January release. Hit Spanish Thriller Series money heist Two slots account for – for Money Heist Seasons 3 and 4 – in Netflix’s top 10 most popular series of all time to watch. Money Heist Season 5 delivered the best of the series, with over 69 million Netflix families in the first four weeks after its premiere. It will be interesting to see where Squid lands in terms of hours of game watching.

The Squid game has yet to be renewed for Season 2, but it all seems inevitable at this point.

Editor’s Note: Netflix on October 13th announced The squid game was viewed by 111 million members. on 20 October shareholder letter [PDF], Netflix revealed that the number was more than 142 million.


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