Squid Game mania is still going strong in the United States of America. U.S. citizens have spent an absolutely ridiculous amount of time watching the Korean streaming hit. It’s so popular that the show’s creator and LeBron James have exchanged messages about the ending.
As reported by Deadline, Squid Game once again topped the Nielsen U.S. streaming chart. During the week of September 27 through October 3, the show became only the sixth ever to surpass 3 billion minutes viewed in one week. The numbers are astonishing.
The violent show became a surprise hit after Netflix paid a reported $21.4 million for the rights to air the series. Netflix is the only U.S. streamer to have a series hit the 3 billion milestone.
You, Tiger King, Ozark, The Umbrella Academy, and The Crown were the other series to eclipse the massive mark. Ozark achieved the feat three times. Tiger King did it twice.
Another Netflix property, Midnight Mass, ranked second in the ratings with 1.17 billion minutes watched. Maid (also by Netflix) finished third but fell short of the billion minute mark at 850 million minutes streamed.
Netflix’s continued dominance of the streaming content market comes amidst major controversy inside the company. Trans employees at the streaming giant recently staged a walkout in protest of comments made in a Netflix Dave Chappelle comedy special.
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