Netflix just announced that its Korean original production, “Squid Game” is its highest-performing series launch of all time, scoring over 111 million viewers in over 90 territories, across the globe.
On Wednesday, the streaming platform announced that “Squid Game” has surpassed 111 million global accounts in just 17 days. With this, “Squid Game” has also become Netflix’s first series to surpass 100 million in its first 28 days on the service.
Netflix uses a 28-day window to measure the performance of a show on its platform. To rank the shows, Netflix checks the number of accounts that watched the series for at least two minutes.
“It took more than 10 years for Hwang Dong-hyuk to get Squid Game made. It only took 17 days and 111M global fans to become our biggest ever series at launch (and the first to surpass 100M when it premiered),” the Netflix announcement read.
Before Squid Game, this spot was held by Bridgerton with 82 million viewers.
The South Korean Netflix Original “Squid Game” is taking the world by storm and is faring well with critics as well masses alike. The nine-episode series focuses on 456 debt-ridden contestants who enter a bloody game of survival which ironically are a set of children’s games. The ultimate winner will land prize money of 45.6 billion KRW.