Squid Game Is Netflix's Most Popular Series Launch Ever

Squid Game reached more viewers over its first four weeks than any other show in Netflix's history.

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Netflix's Squid Game has surpassed Bridgerton to become the streaming platform's biggest series launch of all time. More than 111 million people watched at least 2 minutes of the show over its first four weeks, Netflix has announced.

That is well ahead of Bridgerton's Season 1 record of 82 million views and ahead of The Witcher's 67 million views for its own Season 1 premiere. You can see the top 10 below.

By Netflix's metrics, a view is counted when an account watches a piece of content for 2 minutes, so we don't know how many people watched even one episode or the entire series. Still, this is how all Netflix shows are measured, and Squid Game came out on top by a big margin.

Squid Game is a Korean survival drama about a group of people who are brought together to pay off their debts by taking part in a series of deadly games.

Creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk told Variety that he came up with the idea for Squid Game in 2008 when it was conceived as a film. However, Korean movie studios refused to finance it due to its violent themes.

Netflix Top 10 TV Series All Time Based On First 28 Days (at least 2 minutes watched):

Via MarketWatch

  1. Squid Game -- 111 million
  2. Bridgerton, Season 1 -- 82 million
  3. Lupin, Part 1 -- 76 million
  4. The Witcher, Season 1 -- 67 million
  5. Sex/Life, Season 1 -- 67 million
  6. Stranger Things 3 -- 67 million
  7. Money Heist, Part 4 -- 65 million
  8. Tiger King, Season 1 -- 64 million
  9. The Queen's Gambit -- 62 million
  10. Sweet Tooth, Season 1 -- 60 million

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