‘Squid Game’ is officially Netflix’s most-watched series launch of all time

‘Squid Game’ is officially Netflix’s most-watched series launch of all time
Michelle De Pacina
By Michelle De Pacina
October 13, 2021
Netflix announced that their hit show “Squid Game” has become their platform’s top series of all time
“Squid Game” makes history: On Oct. 12, Netflix released a tweet stating that “Squid Game” is now the platform’s biggest series launch.
  • “Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!” Netflix tweeted accompanied with an original clip.
  • “I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to you all,” the voice of the soldier with the square mask, who announced the games in the show, narrates in the short clip. “111 million of you have joined the ranks of the VIPs, making ‘Squid Game’ our #1 show in the world. And for the rest of you, will you seize the opportunity to join the game?”   
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  • At Vox Media’s Code Conference on Sept. 27, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos predicted “Squid Game” had a “very good chance” of becoming the streaming company’s “biggest show ever,” reported NextShark.  
  • “Squid Game” has now surpassed the 82-million-household sampling of “Bridgerton” in a shorter amount of time, according to CNN. The Korean drama has been viewed by 111 million accounts who have watched at least two minutes of the series in less than four weeks since its debut on Sept. 17.
  • “When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world,” Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Asia Pacific, told CNN. “Today, Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams.”
  • The Korean drama continues to be No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 list in 94 countries.  
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