“Suits” Shines Again on Streaming Platforms
It’s been four years since “Suits” wrapped its captivating run on the USA Network, but its legacy continues to grow stronger. Defying odds and time, this legal drama has achieved an unparalleled success story by clocking over 3 billion minutes for seven weeks on streaming platforms. Leading the pack with charismatic performances by Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, and Meghan Markle, the show’s 134 episodes across nine seasons have found a new, massive audience on Netflix and Hulu.
Setting a New Box Office Benchmark
Recent data from Variety indicates the show’s remarkable stamina in the competitive world of streaming. Over a span of eight weeks, “Suits” amassed a whopping 26.5 billion viewing minutes. Although “Stranger Things” holds the eight-week streaming record at 35.5 billion minutes, it’s “Suits” that emerges as the undisputed champion when it comes to consistency. The show is the first of its kind to maintain 3 billion minutes per week for a record seven straight weeks.
Deciphering the Unwavering Appeal of “Suits”
While “Stranger Things” capitalized on the hype around the two-part release of its fourth season in 2022, “Suits” is navigating these chart-topping waters without the promise of new content. So, what’s fueling this resurgence?
Several reasons might be at play here. The recent strikes by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA brought significant delays in TV show productions. This vacuum has prompted viewers to return to beloved older content or discover classics they might have missed. “Suits,” with its gripping storylines and compelling characters, proves to be a top pick.
Meghan Markle’s Rising Star and the “Suits” Phenomenon
Star Patrick J. Adams humorously hints at another plausible reason behind the show’s renewed vigor. His Instagram bio cheekily reads, “the guy from that show you’re watching on that app because that girl married that prince.” Indeed, the global fascination around Meghan Markle, particularly after Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan”, could be enticing new fans to explore her acting roots in “Suits.”
The Timeless Charm of “Suits”
In an era where content is consumed and forgotten rapidly, the enduring success of “Suits” is a testament to its quality and relevance. Whether it’s the show’s intriguing plots, the charisma of its characters, or the allure of its former cast members, “Suits” remains a cultural phenomenon, proving that quality content can indeed stand the test of time.