Bridgerton’s second season is shaping up to be just as popular on Netflix as the first.
The Regency-era romance had a huge first weekend, according to the streamer’s weekly top 10 list for March 21-27. Season two of Bridgerton racked up 193 million hours of viewing time in the three days following its March 25 premiere, the most of any English-language Netflix series in its first three days. Season two of ranked in the top ten in 92 of the 93 countries where Netflix tracks rankings (Japan was the only outlier).
It’s also Netflix’s second-highest opening weekend total of all time. According to Netflix’s internal measurements, only part five of Spain’s Money Heist (201.9 million hours from September 3-5, 2021) had a better first three days.
Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of Bridgerton, has three shows in the top five for the week of March 21-27. Bridgerton’s first season has re-entered the top ten, ranking third with 32.3 million hours watched. Rhimes’ limited series Inventing Anna ranked fifth with 29 million hours in its seventh week on the list.
Netflix’s internal rankings have been backed up by Nielsen’s independent measurement (which is a few weeks behind the streamer’s announcements). According to recent Nielsen ratings, the show Inventing Anna got off to a strong start, more than doubling its audience in its first full week before declining slightly in week three.
Season 2 of Bridgerton appears to be on track to join its predecessor and Inventing Anna in Netflix’s top ten English-language series of all time. Season one of Bridgerton currently ranks first with 625.49 million hours of viewing time over the first 28 days, according to the company. With 511.92 million hours, Inventing Anna is in fourth place.
Bridgerton season two is on track to enter the all-time top 10 in the coming weeks, thanks to its strong start. Season two of You, which is currently ranked 10th, is already 42 percent of the way there after its first weekend (457.37 million hours over 28 days). Bridgerton is on track to surpass 400 million hours of viewing for its second season by Sunday, based on the fact that Netflix shows typically grow significantly in their first full week after a Friday premiere.
Squid Game has racked up an incredible 1.65 billion hours of viewing worldwide in its first 28 days, making it the most popular Netflix series of all time, regardless of language. The most watched film on the service is Red Notice (364 million hours).