Bridgerton Season 2 Breaks Season 1’s Netflix Record

Bridgerton Season 2 Breaks Season 1's Netflix Record

Bridgerton season 2 is Netflix’s most popular English-language show, surpassing season 1 for the number one spot with over 627 million hours viewed.

Bridgerton season 2 is officially Netflix’s most popular English-language show of all time. Set in 19th century England, the show explores the romances and dramas of the Bridgertons, a high society family. Bridgerton season 1, which depicted the romance between eldest daughter Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and her love interest Simon (Regé-Jean Page), premiered at the end of 2020 and quickly became the most popular original series on the platform. Bridgerton season 2 released on March 25 2022 and focuses on the eldest Bridgerton son Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) relationships with Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma, two newcomers to the “ton.”


According to Variety, Bridgerton season 2 has officially overtaken season 1’s title, becoming the most popular Netflix English-language show of all time. In less than a month, season 2 was viewed for over 627 million hours total, while season 1 accrued over 627 million hours in its first 28 days. That makes Bridgerton the first series to ever hold the top two slots on Netflix’s Most Popular list. Just this week, Bridgerton season 2 was viewed for over 66 million hours and appeared on the streamer’s Top 10 list in 88 countries.

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Kate and Anthony Bridgerton Season 2 Ending

Bridgerton took a risk by departing from the main couple that fans of season 1 had grown to know and love, introducing brand new characters for season 2. This decision was made in part because each book of Julia Quinn’s original Bridgerton novel series centers around a different member of the family. However, despite initial concerns that Daphne and Simon’s sidelined story would impact viewership in season 2, this development has certainly paid off. Bridgerton season 3 and 4 were confirmed long before season 2 even premiered. However, now that season 2 has proved to be an even bigger success than its predecessor, perhaps the announcement of Bridgerton season 5 and beyond is not far away.

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Source: Variety

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