Squid Game — the worldwide hit thriller series from South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk — is now Netflix’s greatest unique series 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 overwhelmed Regency-era London romantic drama series Bridgerton’s file of 82 million viewers again in January — and in course of, turn into the primary Netflix series to surpass the 100-million mark within the first 4 weeks. Netflix counts watching two minutes of any episode as a view.
Netflix has often come below criticism for its very-relaxed methodology, particularly with its unique series that may run into a number of hours. The nine-episode Squid Game season 1 has a complete runtime of 8 hours and 12 minutes. This is why Netflix co-CEO and chief content material officer Ted Sarandos lately gave us a greater peek behind its viewership numbers. It revealed that the majority Netflix subscribers had been watching the likes of Bridgerton, Money Heist, Stranger Things, and The Witcher proper until the tip — in some circumstances, there was even a little bit of repeat viewing.
We do not have that sort of information for Squid Game but. The solely information level we have now outdoors of the 111 million Netflix members is that the South Korean series hit primary on Netflix’s each day “Top 10” lists in 90 international locations after its debut. Bridgerton had executed so in 83 markets. This is little question helped by the truth that Squid Game is obtainable with subtitles and dubs in additional than 30 languages on Netflix, serving to it increase its attain past the markets it would often get publicity in. Squid Game is not the primary although, simply the largest.
Before Squid Game, the Omar Sy-led French thriller thriller Lupin was Netflix’s greatest non-English-language unique hit, garnering 76 million viewers within the first 28 days after launch again in January. The hit Spanish thriller series Money Heist accounts for 2 slots — for Money Heist seasons 3 and 4 — on Netflix’s prime 10 hottest series by watch time. ((*111*) been over 4 weeks since Money Heist season 5 launched, however Netflix has but to provide us an equal determine for it in contrast to Squid Game). It might be attention-grabbing to see the place Squid Game lands when it comes to viewing hours.
Squid Game has but to be renewed for season 2, however that appears all however inevitable at this level.