'The Queen's Gambit' tops Netflix limited series with 62M viewers

Carla Harmon
November 24, 2020

Netflix announced today that a record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen's Gambit in its first 28 days, making it its biggest scripted limited series to date. The Witcher, which is now shooting its second season, remains the service's biggest debut for an original series overall, bringing in 76 million households in that same timeframe.

Netflix boasted concerning the success of "The Queen's Gambit", saying that the present made the Prime 10 in 92 worldwide locations and ranked No. 1 in 63 global locations, together with the U.Ok., Argentina, Israel and South Africa.

With the addition of Netflix's Top 10 feature, the series' resounding popularity became apparent as the show remained in one of the top slots week after week.


Sales of chess sets reportedly have exploded thanks to the hit Netflix show "The Queen's Gambit", a series that depicts the rise of a young female prodigy in the 1950s. The number represents the most ever achieved by a scripted limited series on Netflix.

The biggest checkmate? 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Netflix's taut period drama - The Queen's Gambit - is breaking all sorts of viewership records. Scott also had tremendous help from the series' talented crafts team.


Scott Frank serves as co-creator, executive producer, writer, director and showrunner. "The Queen's Gambit" is government produced by William Horberg ("The Proficient Mr. Ripley") and Allan Scott ("Don't Look Now"), who can be a co-creator of the collection. Deserted and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage within the late '50s, a younger Beth Harmon (Taylor-Pleasure) discovers an astonishing expertise for chess - whereas growing an habit to tranquilizers offered by the state as a sedative for the youngsters.

According to IndieWire, this opening figure places The Queen's Gambit in the same league as some of Netflix's largest original film debuts, ranging from Martin Scorsese's The Irishman to JC Chandor's Triple Frontier. Along the way, she must also confront personal demons, as she struggles with emotional problems and alcohol and drug addiction. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.


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