‘Suits’ claims a new streaming viewership record
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'Suits' claims a new streaming viewership record

Though its final episode aired almost four years ago, Suits has claimed a new streaming record. Since the show’s return to Netflix earlier this year, the legal drama has become the first and only series to garner three billion minutes of viewing each week for seven weeks consecutively.

Eight seasons of Suits are available to watch on Netflix, while all nine seasons are available on Peacock. Between the two, Suits was able to secure the new streaming record, despite the show ending in 2019.

So far, Suits has been watched for 26.5billion minutes after returning to Netflix. This number doesn’t quite push it above the record for highest viewership in eight weeks, which lies with Stranger Things season four at 35.5billion minutes.

Still, it’s an impressive feat to continue to break streaming records four years on from the show’s final season.

Suits starred Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, and Megan Markle as colleagues at a corporate law firm in New York City. First airing on USA Network in 2011, the show secured nine seasons before it came to an end in 2019.

Despite the success of the show, Suits creator Aaron Korsh recently shut down hopes of a reboot. He took to Twitter to share, “Let me say right off that there is no Suits reboot or anything in the works. Strike would have to end, some network or streamer would have to reach out and then we would have to collectively want to. Which is no small thing…”

On the potential for a Suits retrospective, he shared, “This would be a great idea for the studio to do but I am not sure they are aware of the value it would bring. In any case, we’re on strike right now.”