It has not even been one complete month since Netflix launched its record-shattering series Squid Game. The jaw-dropping K drama has reached 111 million views globally, said Netflix via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
This comes in line with what the Netflix Co-CEO, Ted Sarandos indicated last month in a statement to Cnet,
“Squid Game has a very good chance of becoming Netflix’s most popular show yet,”
Squid Game’s success is being dictated significantly by this short time period of 28 days within which it garnered such a massive viewership number – a hard to break record. Notably, Squid Game has surpassed the record set by Netflix’s Regency era series “Bridgerton”, an English language series that marked 82 million Netflix accounts in its first 28 days.
Other interesting facts about Squid Game
According to sources, the Squid Game’s popularity in South Korea resulted in a rigorous increase in network traffic, prompting SK Broadband to sue Netflix for monetary damages in order to meet the increased broadband usage and maintenance costs inflated due to the show.
A phone number flashed in an episode of Squid Game was actually belonged to a private South Korean resident who received around 4,000 calls per day from strangers. Netflix said that the company will edit the episode to remove the number that caused havoc for it owner.