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Bridgerton s2 sets Netflix premiere record

March 30, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

The second season of Bridgerton debuted on Netflix with 193.02 million hours viewed for the week beginning March 21st, making it the most viewed Netflix English language TV title in its premiere weekend. The series was #1 in 92 countries.

Fans also returned to the series with Season 1, which jumped back onto the Top 10 list at #3 with 32.28 million hours viewed.

Meanwhile, Inventing Anna (also from Bridgerton writer Shinda Rhimes) continued its streak on the list with 28.99 million hours viewed.

On the English Films side, The Adam Project held the #1 spot with 31.7 million hours viewed. The time traveling adventure also made its way into the Most Popular list at #7 with 209.5 million hours viewed. With Red Notice (#1) and 6 Underground (#8), this marks the third Ryan Reynolds film to enter the list – with 6 Underground, also starring Reynolds, jumping back into the Top 10 for the first time since November.

Additionally, Shawn Levy became the first producer and director with both a TV, Stranger Things, and a film, The Adam Project, in the Top 10 most popular lists.

Meanwhile, Rescued by Ruby (17.03 million hours viewed) and Windfall (15.49 million hours viewed) continued to hold steady.

For the second week, Black Crab stayed atop the non-English Films list with 40.51 million hours viewed. The film, starring Noomi Rapace, entered the Most Popular List at #5 with 76.43 million hours viewed and was in the Top 10 list in 93 countries. French thriller Restless, starring Franck Gastambide and directed by Régis Blondeaualso also cracked the Most Popular list at #8 with 59.06 million hours viewed. New entrants included Turkish drama In Good Hands which debuted with 28.93 million hours viewed while Japanese romance Love Like the Falling Petals had 2.21 millionhours viewed.

In the #1 spot on the non-English TV list was Business Proposal with 30.94 million hours viewed. Polish horror series Cracow Monsters had 13.26 million hours viewed. Rounding out the Top 10 was Mexican drama Pedal to Metal with 8.15 million hours viewed.

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