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“Squid Game” has become Netflix’s biggest show ever.


The Korean survival drama has reached 111 million home views since its official September 17 debut, the streaming service said, topping the previous record set by “Bridgeton.” Viewed by 82 million households after its launch.

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The 111 million views represent the number of Netflix accounts that watched at least two minutes of the show.

“Squid Game”, which has captivated a global audience, follows a group of desperate adults competing in a deadly children’s game to win massive money and avoid serious debt. It follows Seong Gi-hyun, a man facing a broken family and persistent business failures and gambling problems.

Seong fought hundreds of other financially troubled players for the final prize of 45.6 billion won (US$38.2 million) in an ultra-violent contest, killing the losers in each round.

FILE – Participants attend an event where they play the Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” at the Korean Cultural Center in Abu Dhabi on October 12, 2021.

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The South Korea-produced show quickly peaked at No. 1 in 90 countries, with Netflix’s investment helping it subtitling and dubbing in more than 30 languages. for the deadline.

The success of the series was the Regency-era romantic drama “Bridgeton”, based on the popular book series. First teased by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos Last month during the code conference.

Sarandos said during the tech conference that the Korean dystopian show “will be our biggest non-English language show in the world, of course,” according to to CNET.

He added that “there was a very good chance that this was going to be our biggest show ever.”

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This story was reported from Cincinnati.