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How ‘Suits’ turned into a hit — four years after its run

31 July, 2023

Suits, a series that finished airing on television four years ago, is the hit show of the summer.

The nine-season drama, which ran on the USA Network from 2011 to 2019, broke a record on Netflix for total viewing time for an acquired series with 3.14 billion minutes of watch time — toppling the previous record holder, Manifest, which had 2.49 billion viewing minutes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It may feel as if Suits is everywhere right now. And that’s because it is. The first season of Suits ranked as the eighth-most-watched series on Netflix from July 17 to July 23 (its fourth week in the Top 10), with more than 20 million hours viewed, according to Netflix data. Demand for Suits jumped 27 percent in the first month since it arrived on Netflix compared with the month prior, according to Brandon Katz, an industry strategist for Parrot Analytics.

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