Updated: December 22, 2021
Netflix has released its Global Top 10 for the week of December 13 to 19, 2021. Among the list, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” has the longest week in Top 10 for the non-english most watched television shows with a record of 16 weeks, followed by Squid Game‘s 14 weeks.
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” stands out among the Korean content on Netflix for the second half of the year with the only one healing romantic-comedy, slice of life genre that has garnered more than 300 million viewing hours since its release.
While the thriller-survival “Squid Game” leads the hallyu content on Netflix with a whopping 2.2 billion viewing hours, other Netflix Original series such as “My Name” has been watched for 198.1M hours and “Hellbound” for 142.8 million hours.
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” also surpassed “Hellbound” on the week of December 6 to 12. While Hellbound was watched for 9.4 million hours on its 4th week in 10 countries, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha was viewed for 9.6 million hours on its 15th week in 20 countries.
On the week of December 13 to 19, “Squid Game” and “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” strongly remain on the Top 10 global ranking and lead the longest most watched Korean content on Netflix.
“Squid Game” strongly remains the number 1 popular Korean show on Netflix worldwide with 56,039 points, followed by “Vincenzo” with 20,281 points. “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” comes in 3rd place with 14,972 points while “Hellbound” ranks 4th place with 9,928 points and “My Name” in 5th place with 9,726 points.
Of all the five great Korean shows, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is the only series with a healing-slice of life theme compared with the four others that revolve around crime-gripping conflict thrills.
Aside from topping the global top 10 on Netflix, it also ranked first place in the nationwide viewership rating in its entire run through TVN, a pay cable channel in South Korea which has a smaller audience compared to commercial free-to-air television such as the KBS.
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