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Squid Game Brings in 111 Million Viewers, Becomes Netflix’s Biggest Series

Squid Game — the worldwide hit thriller sequence from South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk — is now Netflix’s largest authentic sequence of all time, the streaming service has introduced. More than 111 million Netflix households watched Squid Game within the first 28 days after its launch on September 17. With that, Squid Game has crushed Regency-era London romantic drama sequence Bridgerton’s file of 82 million viewers again in January — and in course of, change into the primary Netflix sequence to surpass the 100-million mark within the first 4 weeks. Netflix counts watching two minutes of any episode as a view.

Netflix has regularly come underneath criticism for its very-relaxed methodology, particularly with its authentic sequence that may run into a number of hours. The nine-episode Squid Game season 1 has a complete runtime of eight hours and 12 minutes. This is why Netflix co-CEO and chief content material officer Ted Sarandos not too long ago gave us a greater peek behind its viewership numbers. It revealed that the majority Netflix subscribers have been watching the likes of Bridgerton, Money Heist, Stranger Things, and The Witcher proper until the top — in some instances, there was even a little bit of repeat viewing.

We haven’t got that form of knowledge for Squid Game but. The solely knowledge level we’ve outdoors of the 111 million Netflix members is that the South Korean sequence hit primary on Netflix’s each day “Top 10” lists in 90 international locations after its debut. Bridgerton had completed so in 83 markets. This is little doubt helped by the truth that Squid Game is obtainable with subtitles and dubs in additional than 30 languages on Netflix, serving to it broaden its attain past the markets it’d normally get publicity in. Squid Game is not the primary although, simply the most important.

Before Squid Game, the Omar Sy-led French thriller thriller Lupin was Netflix’s largest non-English-language authentic hit, garnering 76 million viewers within the first 28 days after launch again in January. The hit Spanish thriller sequence Money Heist accounts for 2 slots — for Money Heist seasons three and 4 — on Netflix’s prime 10 hottest sequence by watch time. (It’s been over 4 weeks since Money Heist season 5 launched, however Netflix has but to provide us an equal determine for it not like Squid Game). It can be attention-grabbing to see the place Squid Game lands by way of viewing hours.

Squid Game has but to be renewed for season 2, however that appears all however inevitable at this level.


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Akhil Arora covers leisure for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars corresponding to Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, masking sequence premieres, product and repair launches throughout the globe, and American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a world socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified movie critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 films and TV reveals in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he isn’t utterly caught up with new movie and TV releases, Akhil
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