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Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Says 'Squid Game' Is On Track to Become the Streamer's 'Biggest Show Ever'

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Says 'Squid Game' Is On Track to Become the Streamer's 'Biggest Show Ever'

Squid Game is a huge hit!

The new Netflix series is the first Korean drama to hit number one. It reached number one by its fourth day of availability and currently still holds the spot.

Deadline writes that during an appearance at the Code Conference earlier today, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said that based on viewership numbers the drama could be “Netflix’s biggest show ever if the early viewership results hold.”

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For context, Netflix’s top watched TV shows include The Witcher season one with 76 million, Lupin: Part 1 with 76 million, and Bridgerton season 1 with 82 million.

While those numbers represent the most popular shows based on the number of accounts that watched, the biggest series in terms of minutes watched are Stranger Things with 582 million minutes, Money Heist: Part 4 with 619 million minutes and Bridgerton season one with 625 million minutes.

While Ted didn’t disclose where Squid Game stands amongst these other shows, it would have to surpass some other major hits in order to become the most popular of all time!

Squid Game follows 456 desperate contestants who compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of childhood games to win 45.6 billion won (about $38.6 million) prize money that can pull them out of their misery.

The show’s writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk recently revealed whether he’d consider making a second season of the show. Find out what he said

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