The world famous Turkish drama based on Islamic conquests, Dirilis Ertugrul, also known as Ertugrul Ghazi, has become a monster hit in Pakistan.
Recently Prime Minister Imran Khan encouraged Pakistanis to watch the series and after that Ertugrul Ghazi has been airing on Pakistan Television (PTV) since the first of Ramadan and so far 14 episodes of Season have been aired.
The popularity of the drama can be gauged from the fact that in just 15 days since the first episode was uploaded, 1 million people have subscribed to the YouTube channel of PTV while the first episode has been watched by more than 12.7 million people.
Pakistan television also keen to break the world record on You Tube and Tweeted, “lets gets 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 love! We have 15 days to make history.”
Turkish Radio Television (TRT) Digital Radio and TV Director Riaz Manti, who is also the head of the TRT team that assisted PTV in airing the drama in Pakistan, told the British Media outlet about the reaction of the audience after the drama was aired in Pakistan and said, the Drama got such a good response that he can’t describe it adding that PTV has done a great job in terms of dubbing and broadcasting.
Regarding the international affirmation of the play, he said that Ertugrul Ghazi has been viewed 500 billion times globally.