Netflix has revealed that Squid Game, the hit global thriller series from South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk, is now the streaming service’s most popular original series of all time. In the first 28 days of its September 17 debut, Squid Game was seen by more than 142 million Netflix households. Squid Game has now surpassed Bridgerton, a Regency-era London love drama series, which set a record 82 million views in January, becoming the first Netflix series to reach 100 million viewers in its first four weeks. A view on Netflix is ​​defined as watching two minutes of a show.

Netflix has been reprimanded for its laid-back approach, especially with its original shows, which can last for many hours. Squid Game Season 1 has a total running time of 8 hours and 12 minutes with nine episodes. This is why Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer of Netflix, recently gave us a clearer picture of the company’s ratings. It indicated that most Netflix members binge watch until the end, such as Bridgerton, Money Heist, Stranger Things, and The Witcher, with some even repeating episodes.

We don’t have that information for season 2 of Squid Game yet. Outside of Netflix’s 142 million subscribers, the only data point we have is that the South Korean series debuted at number one on Netflix’s daily “Top 10” lists in 94 countries. Bridgerton had already done so in 83 different markets. This is no doubt helped by the fact that Squid Game is available on Netflix with subtitles and dubs in over 30 languages, allowing it to reach areas where it could not otherwise be seen. Squid Game is not the first, but it is the most popular.

Prior to the series, Netflix’s highest-grossing non-English language original hit was the Omar Sy-led French mystery thriller Lupine, which drew 76 million viewers in the first 28 days after its January premiere. Money Heist, the popular Spanish thriller series, takes two places in Netflix’s top ten most popular series based on watch time (seasons 3 and 4). Season 5 of Money Heist had the best ratings of the series, with more than 69 million Netflix households losing the first four weeks after release. Squid Game’s viewing hours will be intriguing to watch.

Squid Game Season 2 has yet to be announced, but it appears to be a foregone conclusion at this point.