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Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Climbs Atop Nielsen Streaming Chart

Netflix’s South Korean horror thriller “Squid Game” dominated weekly streaming on household TVs through Sept. 26, according to updated Nielsen data. The nine-part series generated more than 1.9 billion minutes — easily topping combined Netflix original British series “Sex Education” with 856 million minutes across 24 episodes, and licensed fare “Lucifer,” with 860 million across 93 episodes.

Netflix recently disclosed the series attracted a record 142 million subscriber households in its first 28 days of release. The streamer launched the show about cash-strapped contestants playing children’s games with fatalistic consequences on Sept. 17.

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Separately, Netflix home invasion drama Intrusion was the top-streamed movie with 331 million minutes. The film, starring Logan Marshall-Green, Robert John Burke and Freida Pinto, was released Sept. 21.

Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.
Original Content:
Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 NETFLIX INTRUSION (2021) 1 331
2 NETFLIX GROWN UPS 1 291
3 NETFLIX THE STARLING 1 250
4 NETFLIX SAFE HOUSE (2012) 1 223
5 NETFLIX MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION 1 209
6 DISNEY+ CRUELLA 1 209
7 DISNEY+ LUCA (2021) 1 200
8 DISNEY+ MOANA 1 176
9 NETFLIX KATE (2021) 1 147
10 NETFLIX FATHER WHO MOVES MOUNTAIN 1 139

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