There’s no hit in Netflix history bigger than Bridgerton. The first season of the period romance series became the most popular English-language series to debut on Netflix when it hit the service in late 2020. Now, more than a year later, Bridgerton broke his own record. The second season of the acclaimed series, which debuted last month, is now the most-watched English series in Netflix history.
Bridgerton Season 2 has now been on Netflix for 28 days, which the service considers a title’s “opening” window. The second season of the series was watched for 627.11 million hours in its first four weeks, surpassing the mark set by season 1. squid game still remains the greatest show in Netflix history, but Bridgerton Season 2 holds the new record for titles in English.
“After four weeks at the top of the English TV list, Lady Whistledown is very pleased to reveal that Bridgerton Season 2 climbed to the top spot on the most popular list with 627.11 million hours watched, ahead of Bridgerton Season 1 at #2,” Netflix said in a statement. “This is the first-ever series to hold both #1 and #2 spots on a most popular list. This week, Season 2 has amassed 66.61 million viewing hours and appeared in the Top 10 in 88 countries.”
This week’s top 10 list saw Bridgerton once again in first place, with its second season alone accounting for 66 million hours of streaming.
BridgertonBelieve it or not, the fashionable train has just left the station. The series is already working on a third season and there is also a prequel/spin-off in the works. The new series focuses on a young version of Queen Charlotte, years before the events of the main Bridgerton series.
“Bridgerton swept us off our feet. The creative team, led by Shonda [Rhimes], knew the material and delivered beautiful emotional and romantic drama to our members,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix VP, Global TV, said in a statement during the show’s renewal. “They have exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We plan to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come.”
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