'Bridgeton' Season 2 overtakes Season 1 to become Netflix's most-watched English-language series

The show premiered its first season in 2020 and debuted at the number one position in more than 75 countries


                            'Bridgeton' Season 2 overtakes Season 1 to become Netflix's most-watched English-language series
Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in 'Bridgerton' Season 2 (Netflix)
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There is no doubt that ‘Bridgerton’ is one of the most popular shows in the world right now and millions of people tune in every day to watch the critically acclaimed show. The show premiered its first season in 2020 and debuted at the number one position in more than 75 countries. At the time, it was revealed that ‘Bridgerton’ became the most-watched English-language series on the platform. However, it seems Season 2 of the Netflix blockbuster series has knocked the first season out of the number one slot.

The streaming platform recently revealed that Season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’ has now become the most-watched English-language show on the streaming platform, overtaking the show’s first edition. With 627.11 million hours viewed since its launch on March 25, 2022, the show debuted at the numero uno spot in 92 countries and amassed 193 million hours of viewing time in its premiere weekend, the highest for any English-language Netflix series in its first three days.

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Season 1 racked up 625.49 million hours viewed in its first 28 days and was seen by 82 million households in the aforementioned period of time.

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Charithra Chandran (Edwina Sharma), Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma), Shelly Conn (Lady Mary Sharma) and Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton) in 'Bridgerton' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

“This marks the first-ever series to hold both the first and second place on a Most Popular list. This week, Season 2 clocked 66.61M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 88 countries,” Netflix said.

However, Season 2 is still far behind ‘Squid Game’, the South Korean show that still holds the record of being the most-watched Netflix series ever. The first season amassed 1.65 billion hours viewed in the first 28 days of its release and was seen by more than 142 million households during its first four weeks from launch. With Season 2 already announced, we might see some more records breaking this time around.

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As far as ‘Bridgerton’ is concerned, the show has already been renewed for two more seasons and the makers have assured fans that they will tackle more storylines from Julia Quinn’s best-selling novel series. Season 2 revolves around Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). The Sharma Family arrives at this year's social season and looks out for a groom for Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran). She becomes this season's Diamond and Anthony has taken the pledge to marry her. However, Kate believes that Anthony is not suitable. During the process, they both realize that they like each other. Although this season is a slow burn, the storytelling part still remains extraordinary. 

Even though the show has garnered so much success, some people believe that there is no difference between sex scenes in ‘Bridgerton’ and porn. An adult movie producer named Noelle Perdue slammed Hollywood for showing “double standards” on classifying content. He believed that the “show’s approximation to obscenity was confusing” because he didn’t see any difference between what Netflix did and what he does for a living.  

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A scene from 'Bridgerton' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

Steamy sex scenes have been one of the top reasons for the show’s success and even though they are not porn, the sex scenes from the show surely made their way to several adult movie websites. Nevertheless, the show keeps on creating new records and Netflix is in no mood to stop.

‘Bridgerton’ Season 1 and 2 are currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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