'Ted Lasso' finale sees strong numbers but can't compete with 'Squid Game'

What you need to know

  • New viewership numbers have Ted Lasso sitting in the top ten thanks to the finale of season 2.
  • Squid Game was the most-watched TV show of all, and by some margin.

Ted Lass was the only Apple TV+ entry in a top ten dominated by Netflix.

Viewership numbers for the week ending October 10 have Apple TV+ hit Ted Lasso sitting in the top ten thanks to the finale of its second season, but it was still well beaten by the real winner of the week — the massive hit that was Squid Game.

In fact, Squid Game was just one of the eight Netflix programs that dominated the top ten SVOD originals and SVOD programs according to Nielson numbers shared by Variety.

According to the numbers, Squid Game was watched for a total of 3,021 million minutes from October 4 to October 10, while Ted Lasso managed a respectable — but still distant — 507 million minutes. Other popular shows included Midnight Mass with 707 million minutes and The Great British Baking Show with 505 million minutes — both Netflix offerings.

The hugely popular Ted Lasso already has a third season set to begin filming in January and we can expect that to fare well in terms of viewers. It still isn't clear whether Squid Game will return to our screens or not, although it seems likely that it will. Given the numbers from the first season, Netflix will surely want it back on our screens as soon as possible.

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