Netflix considered Squid Game to be the most popular TV show in its initial debut.
Squid Game has been sampled by more than 111m members since its premiere on the 17th of September. This was just over the span of just 25 days.
Netflix Considers Squid Game As It Biggest Ever
Squid Game has been watched by more people in its first month of release than the last series “Bridgerton”. Netflix stated that it was watched by 82m households in the first month of its release.
The proprietary metric that Netflix is using here is based on the number of accounts that picked a given title and streamed for at least 2 minutes. That sheds no light on how many people watched even one full episode and includes those who checked it out to see what the fuss was about before turning it off. The company more recently released, for the first time, a ranking of the Top 10 most-viewed originals shows and films by total hours viewed.
Squid Game has captured a great buzz and has ranked as the Number 1 series title in several countries since it debuted, as stated by Netflix.
Two weeks ago, Netflix co-CEO and content chief Ted Sarandos said the show had a very good chance of becoming the streamer’s biggest show ever.
They had not seen it coming in terms of its global popularity.
In the show, 456 debt-saddled contestants are mysteriously brought together on an island off the South Korean peninsula to compete in children’s games for a huge cash prize with literally life-and-death consequences.