“Squid Game”, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”, And “The King’s Affection” Remain On Netflix’s Most Watched Shows In January

The new data from Flix Patrol shows a diverse combination of most watched Korean television series on Netflix. From new titles to classic dramas, these Korean shows rock the most popular hallyu content.

A few of the most popular titles in 2021 such as Squid Game, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Vincenzo, and The King’s Affection, still remain on the list in January.

While Squid Game consistently dominated the number one spot in 2021 with a total score of 57,980 points, it has now slipped to 2nd place in January with a score of 910 points.

It remains undefeated, though, for it appears to be the longest Korean content on Netflix’s Global Top 10 for non-english TV shows with a current record of 17 weeks. Moreover, it has been watched with a whopping 2.2 billion hours since its release.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha which claimed the 3rd spot in 2021 with a total score of 15,210 points, is still being watched worldwide, taking 8th place with a current score of 87 points. It also stayed longer on Netflix’s Global Top 10 for non-english TV shows in 2021 with a record of 16 weeks and has been viewed more than 300 million hours.

Meanwhile, The King’s Affection which surpassed Hellbound and My Name in 2021’s global ranking with a total score of 10,171 points, still sits on Global Top 10, claiming 7th place with a current score of 130 points.

Vincenzo which consistently ranked 2nd place in 2021 with a total score of 20,307 points has now slipped to 13th place with 1 point.

The newest Korean content on Netflix such as The Silent Sea, Our Beloved Summer, and Bulgasal: Immortal Souls lead the current hallyu content, taking the 1st, 3rd, and 5th spots respectively.

While The Silent Sea garnered the highest score of 1,800 points and 89 million viewing hours, Our Beloved Summer scored 700 points and has been viewed for more than 39 million hours since release. Both shows are included in the latest Netflix Global Top 10 for 3 consecutive weeks.

The hit dramas The Penthouse and The Devil Judge which are some of the newest releases on Netflix in January, also lead the hallyu content, coming in 4th and 6th place.

Remarkably, the older Korean titles such as Reply 1988 (2015), Goblin (2016), Crash Landing On You (2019), and Itaewon Class (2020), also dominate the 2022 Netflix’s Global ranking.

Here’s a summary of Korean titles on Netflix’s Global ranking dated January 12th, according to Flix Patrol:

  1. The Silent Sea | 1,800 points
  2. Squid Game | 910 points
  3. Our Beloved Summer | 700 points
  4. The Penthouse | 306 points
  5. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls | 204 points
  6. The Devil Judge | 182 points
  7. The King’s Affection | 130 points
  8. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha | 87 points
  9. Crash Landing On You | 75 points
  10. Itaewon Class | 51 points
  11. Goblin | 42 points
  12. Reply 1988 | 12 points
  13. Vincenzo | 1 point