Squid Game has set a new Netflix record, officially becoming the biggest series launch in the streaming platform’s history.
A massive 111 million viewers have checked out the South Korean survival drama worldwide since its launch on September 17, breaking the previous record set by Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton which managed 82 million in its first 28 days. It’s worth noting that Netflix’s definition of a ‘view’ is two minutes of any episode.
The show also comfortably came out ahead of Lupin part 1 and The Witcher’s first season, which attracted 76 million each when they first launched, as well as Sex/Life season 1 and Stranger Things season 3 (67 million each).
While it’s been speculated that “Squid Game” has been a surprise boon for Netflix, no solid numbers had been released to confirm this speculation.
Usually, Netflix likes to play things pretty close to the vest when it comes to viewing figures, but occasionally the company will release official numbers for some of its bigger originals. Given the popularity of “Squid Game,” it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Netflix came out with some official numbers boasting about the show’s unprecedented success.
Well, that time has now come, and it seems that “Squid Game” has broken an unbelievable record for the company.
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Internationally renowned TV presenter and Comedian Trevor Noah is reportedly selling his R412 Million mansion.
Trevor broke the internet earlier this year after he bought the multi-million Bel Air home. He allegedly bought the house to leave together with his now ex-girlfriend Minka Kelly. The pair reportedly broke up in May this year. Learn more