The saucy tales of Anthony Bridgerton, Penelope Featherington and the rest of the Bridgerton crew aren’t just sparking debates—they’re setting records. See where its streaming totals rank! As viewers continue to watch—and re-watch—the second season of Bridgerton, we’ll see where it ultimately lands on the all-time charts. With numbers like these, maybe life without Regé-Jean Page isn’t so bad after all. It’s still sweeter and fizzier than rival period dramas, but without Regé-Jean Page, it’s no longer a heady, horny and impetuous watchnew season! A chance to begin the game again, with some unknown players but with the rules staying the same. As it was for the high society of 19th-century London, gossiping about which rich young men will woo which comely young ladies at this year’s social events, so it is for a hit TV show on its return, tasked with providing the same thing, but different. The writers of Bridgerton, Netflix’s period drama smash, enjoy some knowing puns as their characters spend episode one of the second run wondering what this “new season” will hold. While it’s unlikely that Bridgerton will catch up to the Korean juggernaut, its early numbers speak to the power of the show’s fan base and its creator, Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes’ show, Inventing Anna spent its seventh week in the Netflix top 10 this week, in the No. 5 spot, racking up another 28.9 million hours viewed. The first season of Bridgerton was No. 3
The show was viewed a total of 193 million hours worldwide, the second-highest total of any Netflix show ever, trailing only part five of Spanish heist drama Money Heist in 2021. No wonder it feels like everyone we know was speaking with a slight English accent this weekend. The second season will quickly join the all-time Netflix top 10, and it’s on track to surpassing 400 million hours of viewing by April 3. That’s a lot of Jonathan Bailey googly eyes! Squid Game remains the all-time No. 1 on the streaming service, with a total of 1.56 billion hours of viewing worldwide…and counting.Bridgerton is still a smashing success.