While new great Korean shows are making their way onto Netflix’s top list, 2021’s Squid Game and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha remain the unbeatable longest Hallyu content on the global charts.
The healing romantic-comedy series, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, attained 16 consecutive weeks on Netflix’s Top 10 rankings from its premiere date in August 2021 until December 2021.
It has achieved 300.5 million viewing hours based on the 16-week data from Netflix.
While it exited the Global Top 10 list in 2022, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha continues to build viewing points in other countries such as Indonesia and Thailand.
The record from Flix Patrol also shows that the drama ranked 11th among the most watched Korean titles on Netflix in January 2022.
Meanwhile, the thriller series, Squid Game, had an incredible streak of 19 weeks from its debut in September 2021 until the 3rd week of January 2022.
It received a whopping 2.2 billion viewing hours and the count continues. In the January 2022 record from Flix Patrol, the deadly game show is still being watched worldwide.
From its undefeated number 1 position in 2021, it has slipped to 5th place among the most watched Korean shows in January 2022 and 23rd place for the non-english TV shows worlwide on February 5th.
While Squid Game and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha have departed Netflix’s Top 10 list, so far they still own the best streak and the crown of remaining on the global charts longer than any of the Korean shows.
Congratulations, Squid Game and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha!