Everyone and their grandmas in Pakistan has now at least heard of “Ertugrul”. From becoming a hot topic for discussion and trending on social media websites whilst also being involved in controversies, to being recommended and promoted by the country’s Prime Minister, it has done it all. It is an understatement to say that this countrywide sensation of a show has taken the nation by storm!
On May 8th, the ‘TRT Ertugrul by PTV’ official twitter account posted about breaking the most subscribers on youtuber. in a single month record. The target to beat is 6.6 million subscribers and the channel, as of writing this, has 2.57 million subscribers.
Let’s get 🇵🇰 the world record for most new subscribers in 1 month on YouTube. The current record is 6.6 million and the channel Ertugrul Ghazi can beat that with your ❤️! We have 15 days to make history. Subscribe: https://t.co/Mqr93UOBwr -use the tag #ErtugrulYouTubeRecord pic.twitter.com/kjJGE797DB
— TRT Ertugrul PTV (@TRTErtugrulPTV) May 8, 2020
Breaking this Youtube record, albeit difficult, might just be doable. Whilst this is going on, it seems that Ertugrul has beaten a record that it wasn’t even trying to.
Mere Pass Tum Ho’s Viewership Record SHATTERED
Mere Pass Tum Ho held the record of the most watched first episode of any Pakistani series, ever, on Youtube……..UNTIL JUST RECENTLY. The massively popular and record-breaking show was written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, who has been inspired by Dirilis: Ertugrul for quite some time now and plans on writing a historic epic along the same lines with Humayun Saeed.
Coming back to the record, Mere Pass Tum Ho had the record for the most viewed opening episode for a Pakistani drama with a whopping 20 MILLION views. On the other hand, the first episode of Ertugrul Ghazi Urdu now holds this record with a massive 24 MILLION views at the time of writing.
It is also important to note that Mere Pass Tum Ho garnered its views over the course of 8 months. Contrary to this, Ertugrul effortlessly reached this number over the short period of 2 weeks. Not stopping there, it eventually crossed it and is now the record holder.
Now, is it more popular than Mere Pass Tum ho? Well, the numbers are there and they speak for themselves. Unsurprisingly, Ertugrul did not stop just here.
Another Youtube Record DEVASTATED
Ever since the Urdu dub of Ertugrul started airing in Pakistan, it has gathered a gigantic following and viewership. Taking its massive popularity in to account, this record came as no surprise to everyone. On 13th May, the ‘TRT Ertugrul PTV’ official twitter account posted that Ertugrul Ghazi has made yet another new record. Within the short time span of only 18 days, Ertugrul managed to amass an enormous 10 Crore (100 million) views on youtube due to its dedicated following.
— TRT Ertugrul PTV (@TRTErtugrulPTV) May 13, 2020
Calling Ertugrul a massive hit might just be the biggest understatement of the century at this point. The series depicts the pre-history of the Ottoman Empire and in an Islamic country such as ours, it has no shortage of appeal. As of now, the official youtube for the show has uploaded 22 episodes of the first season in Urdu dub. You can watch them and also support the channel here. Make sure to subscribe to it and help it break the subs record too!
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