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Netflix Says ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Draws Record 62 Million Households

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in “The Queen’s Gambit.”Photographer: Charlie Gray/Netflix

“The Queen’s Gambit,” the buzzy, female-led drama set in the 1960s chess world, has become Netflix Inc.’s most popular limited scripted series ever.

Some 62 million households watched the show in its first 28 days, Netflix said Monday. In the streaming giant’s typical practice, it provided no direct context for the figure, and Netflix shows have no independent ratings figures.