Source : Netflix
The streaming giant said in a tweeter late Tuesday that the high-profile South Korean drama show has attracted 111 million viewers worldwide since its release on September 17.
It’s the first Netflix show to surpass 100 million viewers in the first month, the company said. The series easily broke the previous record for ‘Bridgerton’, which was watched by 82 million households in the first 28 days.
“Squid Game” quickly became a hit in many countries, notably in his home country, where a local broadband service provider actually sued Netflix after the show caused a surge in traffic.
The series is not for the faint hearted. He sees fictitious competitors competing against each other in a series of children’s games, in the hopes that they will win heaps of money. If they lose, they are shot by masked guards in red suits.
It’s worth noting that just because 111 million people have watched Netflix doesn’t mean they’ve watched the entire series from start to finish. Netflix figures only take into account users who have logged in for at least two minutes.
International growth has been a key focus for Netflix in recent years, having invested heavily in foreign language shows and films like “Money Heist” and “The Platform” which have achieved critical and commercial success.