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Bridgerton confirmed as Netflix’s biggest original show as streaming giant shares most-watched list

Bridgerton is a huge hit (Picture: Netflix)

Netflix has revealed that Bridgerton is its biggest ever original series so far as it released its viewing figures for the very first time.

The streaming giant shared that the Shonda Rhimes period drama, which has already been renewed for three more chapters, topped its top 10 list with 625million hours streamed and 82million accounts tuning in.

According to the data, The Witcher season one and Lupin part one tied in second place in terms of the number of accounts, with a whopping 76million.

Elsewhere, steamy romcom Sex/Life, which left fans completely gobsmacked at Adam Demos’ full-frontal naked shower scene earlier this year, made the list alongside wild documentary series Tiger King and the divisive series comedy Emily In Paris.

The viewing hours list was slightly different though, with season four of Money Heist landing the number two spot with 619million.

Stranger Things season three followed behind at 582million, with teen drama 13 Reasons Why, Penn Badgley’s You and Ginny & Georgia also making the cut.

Netflix’s top 10 series by total hours viewed in first 28 days

  1. Bridgerton, season 1: 625million
  2. Money Heist, part 4: 619million
  3. Stranger Things, season 3: 582million
  4. The Witcher, season 1: 541million
  5. 13 Reasons Why, season 2: 496million
  6. 13 Reasons Why, season 1: 476million
  7. You, season 2: 457million
  8. Stranger Things, season 2: 427million
  9. Money Heist, part 3: 426million
  10. Ginny & Georgia, season 1: 381million
Bridgerton has been renewed for three more series (Picture: Netflix)

Bridgerton season two was confirmed earlier this year, with a teaser clip introducing new character Kate Sharma, who is played by Sex Education star Simone Ashley.

The trailer showed her character having a fiery exchange with Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, as they discuss his tastes in women.

The second series will follow Anthony, as detailed in the second book by author Julia Quinn.

Chapters three and four of Bridgerton have previously been commissioned by Netflix, as well as a prequel series telling the ‘origin story’ of Queen Charlotte, who is played by Golda Rosheuvel.

Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix.

Credit: Original article published here.

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