'The Glory' becomes most popular show on Netflix globally
Netflix's latest revenge drama series "The Glory" became the most popular show globally on Monday, just three days after the release of the first season's remaining episodes on Friday.
According to a Netflix ranking tracker website FlixPatrol, the show ranked No. 1 in 38 countries on Monday, including Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and more, and No. 3 in the United States and the United Kingdom, making it the overall No. 1 show globally.
Netflix app usage in Korea also hit an all-time high following the release, according to the data analysis company WiseApp and Wise Retail, with the app's active users reaching 4.88 million users on March 10, the day of the release, and 5.32 million users on March 11, a 61 percent increase from the 3.31 million users recorded on March 9.
The director of the show, Ahn Gil-ho, has been at the center of controversy since last Friday after being accused of having been a bully during his school days. Ahn admitted to the allegations and apologized through his attorneys on Sunday.
BY CHO YONG-JUN [email@example.com]