‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Takes the Top Spot

The Queen's Gambit
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The Queen's Gambit
The Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” reached 62 million viewers in its first 28 days of being released. It has taken the top spot, according to Daily Mail, on Nov. 23, 2020.

Based on the number of viewers, it seems to have has become an addictive show. “The Queens Gambit” is a series surrounding a female chess protege who wants to succeed as the world’s best player.

Anya Taylor Joy plays Beth as an extraordinary chess protege who is making waves as a top chess player. She battles a growing drug and alcohol problem that threatens her career.

“The Queen’s Gambit” is based on a book written by Walter Tevis in 1983. Netflix liked the project but stated they had no idea this original series would become a global hit and receive a 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In Deadline’s report, “The Queen’s Gambit” has taken the top spot in 93 countries, succeeding without even getting to the 10th episode.

Over the years, original series have become more popular than cable television series, especially during the pandemic. People are not watching regular television as much due to the popularity of streaming services.

Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, Crackle, and HBO Prime give viewers fewer commercials — or none at all. Many individuals tend to lean toward Netflix because of its huge amount of original series, which always seem to become a hit.

People seem to prefer to watch a completely fresh and new series versus reruns that make network television uninteresting.

Written by David Holmes
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


Daily Mail: Queens Gambit becomes Netflix’s most watched limited series in streaming service’s history with 62 million viewers; by Holden Walter Warner

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