Netflix calls Squid Game its ‘biggest ever series at launch’

Netflix's highly-rated series Squid Game is now its most popular title, the company announced Monday.
Monday's tweet by Netflix Geeked was that Hwang Dong Hyuk's survival thriller had reached 111 million global viewers in its first 17 days. A spokesperson for Netflix stated that Squid Game was the first Netflix series to reach 100 million viewers in its first 28 days. Netflix usually uses 28-day windows for measuring the performance of a title.

According to The Verge, the spokesperson said that the numbers were based on accounts that watched the series at least for two minutes. This is its standard metric to rank titles. However, it has also used other measurements in the past to track titles' success.

Hwang Dong Hyuk took over 10 years to create Squid Game.

It took just 17 days and 111M viewers worldwide to make us the biggest series ever at launch. Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) October 12, 2021

Squid Game, which debuted on Netflix September 17th has risen to the number one spot. According to a spokesperson for the company, Squid Game is currently ranked No. 1 on Netflix in 94 countries. This includes every country where it features a top 10 list. The show also holds the number. The show remained at the no.1 position in the US for 21 days, breaking the record for non-English titles.

Squid Game was originally announced as the first Korean title to achieve the top spot in America.