Turkish television series Diriliş: Ertuğrul is making waves in Pakistan. Two weeks ago, the Urdu dubbed version of the show, aka Ertugurul Ghazi made its way on PTV’s YouTube channel. And now, it has already surpassed 1 million subscribers.
The success of this show on PTV’s social media page is nothing short of astronomical. With over 1.4 million subscribers and 60 million views, the drama is set to break the record of ‘most new subscribers in a month on YouTube.’
In a tweet, PTV shared the good news with the fans and encouraged them to subscribe to their YouTube channel so as to break the current record of 6.6 million subscribers in a month.
“TRT Ertugrul by PTV has crossed One million subscribers on YouTube. Now, it’s time to create history by reaching 6.6 million subscribers before May 25th 2020 and make the #ErtugrulYouTubeRecord. Come on #ErtugrulGhazi fans!”
TRT Ertugrul by PTV has crossed One million subscribers on YouTube. ???Now, it's time to create history by reaching 6.6 million subscribers before May 25th 2020 and make the #ErtugrulYouTubeRecord. Come on #ErtugrulGhazi fans! Subscribe now: https://t.co/Liod5e4WFY pic.twitter.com/v9dYGU5qZk
— PTV Home (@PTVHomeOfficial) May 9, 2020
Since then, Pakistanis have been trending the related hashtags in the country and are trying to set a new record.
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.Go and Subscribe TRT Ertugrul by PTV YouTube Channel…#ErtugrulYouTubeRecord pic.twitter.com/IgovkyTfrb
— K_a_s_i_m_Baloch (@kasim_baloch_35) May 10, 2020
— Ch. Luqman Kaleem (@kaleem_luqman) May 10, 2020
The makers of the show are overwhelmed with the far-reaching response from Pakistani viewers.
Our international audiences are growing every day around the world.
We released our show Ertuğrul in Pakistan two weeks ago and the YouTube channel has already reached ONE MILLION subscribers and has had 58 MILLION views.
— ibrahim eren (@ibrahimeren) May 10, 2020
All in all, it seems that the show’s success has rubbed off on PTV, and in a good way. Perhaps this will spur the broadcaster into bringing more engaging content for its viewers.