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Squid Game is Netflix’s most watched new show ever with 142m watching in the first month

Squid Game is Netflix’s most watched new series EVER: 142million tuned in during first month – nearly double the previous record held by Bridgerton – as bosses praise the Korean thriller for adding 4.4million new subscribers

  • Squid Game became available globally on September 17 and has already drawn 142million people 
  • It is the most watched new series on Netflix now, smashing Bridgerton’s previous record of 82million in the first month 
  • In the last quarter of 2021, Netflix added 4.4million new subscribers 
  • Global subscriptions to the streaming service are now 213.5million 
  • Netflix bosses say they expect to add another 9million subscribers by the end of the year


MOST WATCHED NEW NETFLIX SERIES 

1. Squid Game: Season 1 – 142million

Released 9/17/2021

2. Bridgerton: Season 1 – 82million

Released 12/25/2020

3. Lupin: Part 1: 76million

Released 1/8/2021

4. The Witcher: Season 1 – 76million

Released 12/20/2019

5. Sex/Life: Season 1 – 67million

Released 6/25/2021

6. Stanger Things 3 – 67million

Released 7/4/2019

7. Money Heist: Part 4 – 65million

Released 4/2/2020

8. Tiger King: Season 1 – 64million

Released 3/20/2020

9. The Queen’s Gambit – 62million

Released 10/23/2020

10. Sweet Tooth: Season 1 – 60million

Released 6/4/2021

Squid Game is officially Netflix’s most watched new series, drawing in 142million people in its first month – nearly double the previous record held by Bridgerton. 

Since becoming available on September 17, 142million accounts have watched Squid Game. Bridgerton drew in 82million in its first month.   

Bosses are now praising the Korean drama for bringing in another 4.4million people and boosting profits. 

In the third quarter of 2021, Netflix global subscriptions rose by 213.5 million from 209million. 

In the third quarter, the company made $1.4 billion in profit, nearly double the $790 million it took in, in the third quarter of 2020.

For the fourth quarter, the company forecast 222 million subscribers, which aided a two percent rise in stock, CNN reported. 

‘A mind-boggling 142m member households globally have chosen to watch the title in its first four weeks,’ the company told investors in its third-quarter report, Deadline reported on Tuesday. 

‘The breadth of Squid Game’s popularity is truly amazing.’ 

The streaming service said that the show has ‘pierced the cultural zeitgeist’ in garnering a parody skit on Saturday Night Live, and TikTok memes that have amassed in excess of 42 billion views. 

The latest numbers come after Netflix last week said that more than 111 million people had seen at least two minutes of the show. 

The service’s prior leader in numbers came from last year’s period drama Bridgerton, which 82 million households watched after its 28-day stretch on the service.

The Korean series tells the story of a survival game in which 456 contestants risk their lives in deadly games with prizes of $45.6 billion available.

Netflix said that the show, which was penned and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has also seen a sharp spike in demand for Halloween items, which are currently being shipped to retail locations.

The series, which stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung, is streaming on Netflix. 

The latest: Netflix told investors in its third-quarter report Tuesday that their hit show Squid Game has been viewed by 142 million households

An event based on the show was held at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi last week

An event based on the show was held at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi last week

The streaming service said that the show has 'pierced the cultural zeitgeist' in garnering a parody skit on Saturday Night Live featuring Rami Malek and Pete Davidson

The streaming service said that the show has ‘pierced the cultural zeitgeist’ in garnering a parody skit on Saturday Night Live featuring Rami Malek and Pete Davidson 

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