‘Bridgerton’ Breaks Its Own Record: Season 2 Is Now Netflix’s Most-Watched English-Language Show

“Bridgerton” Season 2 just settled its battle for supremacy with “Bridgerton” Season 1. After smashing ratings milestones in early April to become Netflix’s most-watched English-language show in its first full week, “Bridgerton” Season 2, in its first 28 days, has now become the show. in English the most watched from the streaming giant.

With 627.11 million hours watched, the new season of the soapy era series beat the previous version of itself; “Bridgerton” Season 1 now ranks second for that same achievement with 625.49 million hours viewed in its first four full weeks. The 28-day mark, which counts four full weeks of availability, is Netflix’s primary metric for determining a show’s success or failure.
Remember that this claim is only for an English-language series, as South Korea’s favorite “Squid Game” still holds the overall championship record at 1.65 billion hours watched in its 28 first days. On the English front, “Stranger Things” Season 3 is (quite) close to “Bridgerton” with 582.10 million hours streamed in its first 28 days. This show returns in just over a month, on May 27, after nearly three years on the air. Ahead of (the likely) “Bridgerton” Season 3, “Stranger Things 4” is coming for the crown.

This week, season 2 of “Bridgerton” has accumulated 66.61 million hours of viewing and appeared in the Netflix top 10 in 88 countries. The series, produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland and created by Chris Van Dusen, cast Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest brother and head of the Bridgerton family, as the star this time around, albeit in a lesser season. ribald which, according to some critics, seemed intended more for the family set. That might help explain its viewership numbers, not to mention more than a year of anticipation since Season 1 premiered on Christmas Day in 2020.

Also currently behind (and with some distance) Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is the guilty pleasure reality series “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” at No. 2, “Bridgerton” Season 1 at No. 3, followed by “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story”, “Inventing Anna” and “Better Call Saul” Season 5.

From IndieWire’s review: “Season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’ strives to please everyone, but ends up feeling watered down. Gone is the sex appeal in favor of a more chaste series that almost anyone can watch together. Simone Ashley is a gem this season, but there’s never enough chemistry between her and Bailey to start a fire.

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