It wasn’t difficult to gauge that Squid Game made a ripple on the OTT platform, Netflix. It was recently revealed that users collectively watched over 2.1 Billion Hours, worth of content. Just to give a perspective, it amounted to 239,700 years’ worth of streaming through its latest stat of public popularity charts.
The South Korean survival drama, Squid Game, shows a contest among 456 players, who are in dire need of funds due to debt. These people are made to play basic children’s games in a knock-out contest and risk their lives, to win 45.6 Billion in their currency.
The show made a debut on 17th September and extracted 1.65 Billion hours of viewership within less than a month. Bridgeton, which follows Squid Game to come at the second place has nearly one-third of watched hours at 625 Million.
Netflix is ecstatic about its direction, as they had only recently unveiled their new and upgraded website. Here they added a galore of stats and rankings for its popular content. The platform recently partnered with EY, to vet its data and methodology for computing these details.
This is a shift in the tactic for the company, as earlier even the top leadership would not be made privy to the viewership statistics, and coming from there to making it public while being well received has shown a new positive direction in transparency to the platform.