Squid Game has hit a major milestone.
According to Deadline, the South Korean famous show has topped Nielsen’s U.S. streaming rankings for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, raking in over three billion minutes viewed in a single week’s time, making it the sixth title to ever reach this record and the best performing series of the U.S.’s 2021 rankings.
On Oct. 19, Netflix revealed in a letter to its investors that 142 million households around the world have watched the show since it first debuted in September. “A mind-boggling 142m member households globally have chosen to watch the title in its first four weeks,” the letter said. “The breadth of Squid Game’s popularity is truly amazing.”
Squid Game’s nine episodes saw 3.26 billion minutes of viewing in that time frame. Behind it are Midnight Mass, which saw 1.17 billion minutes of viewing from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, and then Maid, which saw 850 million minutes. Squid Game first opened on the charts with 1.9 billion minutes of viewing.
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