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Squid Game is most watched ever with 1.6billion hours viewed in the first 28 days

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Squid Game has emerged as Netflix’s most-watched TV show or film ever after the streaming service rolled out a new website today measuring viewing figures in a bid to provide greater transparency.

14 years of secrecy have come to an end with the launch of the metrics website Netflix Top 10, which shows Netflix’s most popular TV shows and films both globally and in more than 90 individual countries.

And sitting comfortably at the top of the company’s list is the Korean sensation Squid Game.

The first season of the show had 1.6 billion hours viewed within the first 28 days of having been released – and has so far spent nine weeks in the top 10 shows on Netflix.

And in the last week alone it racked up 42,790,000 hours viewed globally.

Elsewhere, according to the streaming service’s new metric, ‘Red Notice,’ starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, has been watched for 148.7 million hours globally since it debuted November 12 on Netflix.

The staggering viewing figures meant the film secured the biggest opening weekend ever for the streaming service.

And in the past week, the most popular series was season three of ‘Narcos: Mexico,’ with 50.3 million hours viewed.

Netflix has traditionally been reluctant to release its viewing figures since beginning streaming in 2007.

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