‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ attracts over 1 million viewers in first 5 days: report

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ attracts over 1 million viewers in first 5 days: report

The game show spin-off to 2021's "Squid Game" notably performed better than “The Circle” Season 5 and “Physical: 100”

November 28, 2023
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Netflix’s reality competition spin-off “Squid Game: The Challenge” got off to a strong start with its viewership numbers, according to a new report.
The numbers:Squid Game: The Challenge” drew in around 1.1 million viewers in the U.S. in the first five days since it premiered on Nov. 22, according to a report from Samba TV, as per Deadline.
The analysis also noted that the viewership was diverse, with around 20% viewership in Black households and 16% from Hispanic households.

“The series’ broad, worldwide audience likely helped contribute to its success,” Cole Strain, Samba TV vice president and head of research and development, said in a statement. “Diverse viewers also helped propel the series to reach 1.1 million households viewing in its first five days, with Black and Hispanic households over-indexing by strong double digits compared to the average U.S. household.”
Beating other shows: Samba TV noted that the game show spin-off to 2021’s “Squid Game” performed better than its Netflix reality competition peers “The Circle” Season 5, which captured 264,000 U.S. households, and “Physical: 100” at 396,000.
The show’s strong viewership comes amid Netflix being threatened with a lawsuit from two contestants who say they incurred injuries due to the show’s alleged filming conditions.
What’s next: Netflix has yet to announce a Season 2 renewal for “Squid Game: The Challenge” as the show still has five episodes left, four of which (Episodes 6 to 9) are scheduled for release on Nov. 29, while the season finale will come out on Dec. 6.
 
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