Squid Game Surpassed Bridgerton, Became Netflix’s Biggest Launch Ever



The South Korean drama Squid Game, which has turn into a world phenomenon since its launch on September 17, has formally overtaken Bridgerton because the streamer’s greatest sequence launch ever.

In accordance with Netflix, which is infamous for conserving its viewing information near the chest, the survival drama has reached 111 million accounts globally and was the primary present to succeed in greater than 100 million when it premiered. The corporate says the 111 million quantity represents the variety of Netflix accounts which have chosen to look at a minimum of two minutes of the title. Netflix took official Twitter deal with to disclose the information. The tweet reads, “Squid Game has formally reached 111 million followers — making it our greatest sequence launch ever!”

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Squid Game plot follows a bunch of severely cash-strapped contestants who settle for an invite to compete in kids’s video games for an enormous amount of cash, solely to seek out out that the consequence for shedding is ‘loss of life’. The hit No. 1 within the U.S., squid video games has turn into the first-ever Korean sequence to take action. It’s held that spot for 21 days and counting, setting a brand new file for any non-English-language sequence. Curiously, the sequence hit No. 1 in each nation the place Netflix has a prime 10 checklist – 94 nations in all, from Brazil to France to India to Turkey and past.

Squid Game’s domination over Bridgerton was beforehand teased by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos through the Code Convention on Sept. 27, the place he revealed among the viewing information from the platform’s hottest movies and sequence. On the time, he revealed that Shonda Rhimes’ romantic interval drama noticed 82 million subscribers tune in for a minimum of two minutes throughout its first 28 days on the platform, however that it was not prone to maintain the highest spot for lengthy, a lot to his shock. Earlier, Ted said, “We didn’t see that coming, when it comes to [Squid Game’s] international reputation.”

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