“Meghan Markle Effect”? – ‘Suits’ Breaks the Astounding Record Held by ‘The Office’ in the US

Published 01/29/2024, 9:52 AM EST

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In recent years, classic sitcoms have taken over the world like nothing else. From shows like Friends to The Office, How I Met Your Mother, and more, all the early and mid-2000s shows have made a comeback. Now, five years after one series ended, they have broken a rather astounding record. Meghan Markle’s former starrer, Suits ended up being the most-watched show of 2023.

While that might be a feat by itself, the law series also ended up beating Steve Carell’s NBC sitcom by taking streaming numbers to a brand new high. According to a post on X (formerly Twitter), it was revealed that the 2011 show had racked up 57.7 billion minutes of viewership in just one year alone. While it might have been a close call with the mockumentary reaching 57.1 billion in 2021, Suits ended up coming out on top.

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Although most fans of the show thought the record was accurate and made sense, some fans credited its success to Meghan Markle. While the Duchess of Sussex left the years before it ended, her fans have held on to hope that she would make a comeback. However, their dreams might be coming true with rumors of a tailor-written role for the mom of two in the speculated spin-off, Suits: Los Angeles.

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The world might have to wait for Markle or her managers to confirm whether she will be taking it up. However, with the latest record break, fans rushed to social media to share their thoughts.

Netizens credit Meghan Markle for Suits’ latest milestone

After news broke that Suits had broken The Office’s streaming record, fans of the show could not help but share their thoughts on the achievement. While most fans were happy that the show was finally being recognized, some of them credited Meghan Markle’s sitcom rumors from the previous year for hyping it up. Although she might have helped views out a little, her fans ended up deeming it the “Meghan Markle effect.”

There were also a few social media users who were glad that the iconic show was finally showing up on people’s radars after all these years.

However, there were also some people online who disagreed with Suits beating The Office. Instead of giving the series a chance, they took to the comments to share how unimpressed they were.

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Although not everyone is too happy with the resurgence of Meghan Markle’s former series, Suits, there is no denying that the show is binge-worthy, to say the least. From Harvey Spectre’s cool and calculating prowess to Micheal Ross’ wit, the show gave their fans a thrilling series that went beyond their expectations.

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What do you think about Meghan Markle being credited for the resurgence of Suits? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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