‘Hellbound’ Takes Over ‘Squid Game’ as the Most Globally Popular Netflix Series

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Another South Korean fantasy horror series from Netflix has become an overnight global success, with Hellbound dethroning Squid Game as the streamer’s most-watched TV show.

According to Netflix’s weekly rankings of its top shows and movies, Hellbound has amassed 43.48 million hours of playtime to date, topping the service’s global streaming rankings all over the world. The new Korean series’ success spoke for itself after it had quickly dominated all other competitors to become the streamer giant’s most-watched in just three days of its debut on November 19th, as reported by the figures compiled for 21 days from the 15th.

During the same period, Arcane, an animated series based on the online battle game League of Legends, topped the list of the most-watched Netflix TV shows in English-speaking regions with 38.42 million viewing hours. The second season of The Queen of Flow gained 38.64 million hours of playtime, making it another big week for foreign-language titles on the streamer. Following the two, Squid Game came in at No.3 on the foreign-language side and No.4 on the English-language side with 30.41 million hours watched.


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