The hit drama series “Suits,” led by the talented Meghan Markle, has left a lasting impact on viewers worldwide. Four years after the final season aired, the show continues to make waves, setting new records and captivating audiences.
A Record-Breaking Week
Nielsen, the renowned television ratings agency, reported that “Suits” achieved a remarkable milestone, becoming the most-watched acquired series in history. During the week spanning from June 26 to July 2, the legal drama garnered an astonishing 3 billion streams on popular platforms like Netflix and Peacock. This achievement shattered the previous record held by “Manifest,” which amassed 2.49 billion watch minutes in a single week back in 2021.
A Global Sensation
The success of “Suits” transcends borders, capturing the hearts of viewers from various parts of the world. However, the Nielsen report only accounted for U.S.-based television streaming, excluding the international viewership from the final tally.
A Younger Audience
One of the contributing factors to “Suits” continued success is its appeal to a younger audience. Compared to its debut 12 years ago, the median viewing age for the show has significantly decreased, attracting a fresh and diverse fan base.
Meghan Markle’s Stellar Performance
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, delivered an exceptional performance in her role as Rachel Zane throughout the series’ run from 2011 to 2019. The show’s popularity significantly contributed to Markle’s rise to fame before she embarked on her journey into the British royal family.
A Royal Transition
Following her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017, Meghan Markle decided to step away from her acting career entirely. Season 7 marked her departure from “Suits,” a decision shared by her co-star Patrick J. Adams. Despite their exits, the show continued for two more seasons, maintaining its strong fan base.
“Suits” Joins Netflix
In June, “Suits” found a new home on the popular streaming platform, Netflix. Coincidentally, the series debuted on the same day as King Charles III’s birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, a centuries-old royal tradition.
H2: Netflix Stands by Harry and Meghan
Amid recent developments, Netflix reaffirmed its commitment to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After Spotify abruptly canceled Meghan’s podcast “Archetypes” at the end of its first season, the streaming giant announced its continued partnership with the couple’s production company, Archewell Productions.
A Successful Partnership
Netflix expressed its satisfaction with the performance of the documentary “Harry & Meghan,” which marked the platform’s most significant documentary debut. The streaming service’s spokesperson assured the public that collaborations with Archewell Productions would continue, including the eagerly anticipated documentary series “Heart of Invictus.”
An Ambitious Deal
In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed an unprecedented multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix. The agreement aimed to produce a diverse range of content, including exclusive documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming.
In conclusion, “Suits” remains an influential and groundbreaking series, gaining accolades for its record-breaking streaming numbers and attracting a new generation of fans. Meghan Markle’s stellar performance and subsequent royal transition only added to the show’s allure. Additionally, Netflix’s ongoing partnership with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle promises a host of exciting content to look forward to in the coming years.
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