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Is 'Hellbound' the new 'Squid Game'? Records show that it has been watched 43.48M hours 3 days since its release

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Nov 25, 2021 7:17 pm

Could Netflix's Hellbound be the new Squid Game? Well, numbers show that it might be.

The new South Korean fantasy horror series became the most-watched TV show on the streaming platform, surpassing the mega hit Squid Game, which was viewed over 30.41M hours this week.

The new global phenomenon is a Netflix Series by director Yeon Sang-ho which is about "supernatural events caused by otherworldly beings who appear out of nowhere to issue a decree and condemn individuals to hell, causing mayhem and enabling the religious group The New Truth to grow in power and clash with those trying to uncover the truth."

According to Netflix’s "Global Top 10" website, Hellbound topped the streaming ratings in over 71 countries and recorded an accumulated 43.48 million hours watched in the span of three days since the show’s debut last Nov. 19.

The website also added that the showranked number 1 in the top 10 list (Non-English) in 12 countries, including not only South Korea but also Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, as of the Nov. 24. It also landed in the Top 10 List in 59 countries including India, US, France and Germany.

Netflix launched its “TOP 10” website last Nov. 17, which unveils lists of the most popular series and films on Netflix on a weekly basis. The weekly lists are based on the total number of view hours, updated every week on Tuesday (PST / 4AM every Wednesday Philippine Time) with data from Monday through Sunday. The list is separated into English and non-English, and Film and TV.