The legend of Netflix’s new series Squid Game continues to grow in the days following its release. On Tuesday, Netflix Geeked on Twitter announced that 111 million global accounts have started watching Squid Game. This makes the South Korean thriller the first Netflix original series to surpass 100 million viewers during its launch window. Notably, it only took Squid Game 17 days to reach such a milestone. Netflix typically measures a show’s launch window as its first 28 days on the service.
Squid Game has Netflix’s biggest launch ever
Netflix recently revealed its top 10 original series of all time during the 2021 Code conference. Keep in mind that these figures below represent the number of accounts that watched at least two minutes of any episode within the show’s first 28 days on the streaming service:
- Bridgerton Season 1: 82 million accounts
- Lupin Part 1: 76 million accounts
- The Witcher Season 1: 76 million accounts
- Sex/Life Season 1: 67 million accounts
- Stranger Things 3: 67 million accounts
- Money Heist Part 4: 65 million accounts
- Tiger King Season 1: 64 million accounts
- The Queen’s Gambit: 62 million accounts
- Sweet Tooth Season 1: 60 million accounts
- Emily in Paris Season 1: 58 million accounts
As you can see, Squid Game blew all of these shows out of the water. In fact, it seemingly took around two weeks for the show to break the record. Squid Game started streaming on September 17th, which means it’s still only been on Netflix for 26 days. There’s no telling how many more subscribers have spent at least two minutes watching the show in the past nine days.
It took more than 10 years for Hwang Dong-hyuk to get Squid Game made.
It only took 17 days and 111M global fans to become our biggest ever series at launch (and the first to surpass 100M when it premiered). pic.twitter.com/zVF8GjHIkQ
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) October 12, 2021
Despite being a foreign-language series that arrived without much fanfare, Squid Game is going to go down as the biggest Netflix original in the service’s history. A Netflix spokesperson told The Verge that the series has reached the number one spot on the to