Squid Game’ Garnishing the Netflix Podium for the Longest 47 Days

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Yukesh Prabhu
Yukesh Prabhu
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Go for hefty prize money or die; the supernova South Korean series “Squid game” has officially become Netflix’s most popular series, Netflix’s top-ranking original series for the most days ever.

Squid games were formally released on September 17 as a nine-episode cliffhanger, in which cash roped in a giant bowl where the contestants play traditional South Korean children’s games with blistering aftermaths for a massive bid to snag 45.6 billion Won.

The series has become a global trend across social media where people assiduously post videos related to the children’s games shown in the series, the anti-utopian drama has rug swept millions of people across the globe, sprouted countless memes, and created an immense impact on the internet, some people have crossed the epistemic limitations of human nature and celebrated Halloween with the costumes worn by the players in Squid games.

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Now the series has been outreaching another milestone; According to streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, the Netflix original abidance drama crowned the No.1 position on the list of the world’s most-watched TV shows on Netflix, Squid game recouped the No.1 spot putting back the preceding TV show “Arcane” an animated series based on the online battle game “League of Legend.”

The Netflix series was officially announced to celebrate “League of Legends.” 10th anniversary. “Squid Game” has been standing on the podium for 47 days in the Netflix series list; the series is just one day drawn out than that of the American Cold War-era series Queen’s Gambit” (2020), which relished the title for 46 days. Hooked on “Squid games,” cheer up. You are not alone; the vogue of the series has crossed the coastal shores and perforated into the diverged audience. To glint up more, the TV show has broken down the supremacy of “Game of Thrones” by surpassing the overall YouTube views of “Game of Thrones.”

According to Variety on Wednesday, Squid games have overshadowed HBOs behemoth “Game of Thrones” on YouTube to gain 17 billion views across-the-board of long and short-form videos. Content analytics firm Vobile showed that a total of 129,000 videos of the survival drama, including official trailers, and fan-made reaction clips. While in another side the American periodical drama series “Game of Thrones,” released in 2011 on HBO, posted a combined 16.9 billion views from 420,000 uploaded YouTube videos. 

“In ten years looking at YouTube, we’ve never seen anything quite like this,” Jared Naylor, vice president of audience development at Vobile.

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