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Bridgerton Season 3 crowned Netflix #1

May 22, 2024

Part 1 of Season 3 of Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton debuted at #1 on Netflix’s English TV List in the week commencing May 13th, racking up 45.1 million views. The series, which stars Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton, was #1 in 78 countries and reached the Top 10 in 92. Part 2 is set to be released on June 13th. Both previous seasons of the series also appeared in the list. Season 1 landed at #4 (4.5 million views) and Season 2 claimed #8 (3.3 million views).

Dramatic thrillers took three spots on the English TV List. Richard Gadd’s breakout series Baby Reindeer took the #3 spot in its sixth week with 7.4 million views. Ireland-set mystery-thriller Bodkin, executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground, landed at #6 with 4 million views. A Man in Full, the limited series from David. E Kelley starring Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane, came in at #9  with 2.4 million views.

Elsewhere on the list, Kevin Hart kept the laughs coming. Kevin Hart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which featured tributes from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Wallace and Jerry Seinfeld, claimed the #5 spot with 4.1 million views. The Hart-hosted Roast of Tom Brady spent its third week on the list, burning its way to #7 with 3.4 million views. 

Topping the English Films List was Mother of the Bride. The romantic comedy in which Brooke Shields stars alongside Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove and Chad Michael Murray claimed the top spot for the second week in a row with 25.4 million views, taking its total views to 52.1 million. Marvel movie Madame Web claimed second place with 10.8 million views. The kids animated film Thelma the Unicorn, featuring the voices of Brittany Howard, Will Forte and Jemaine Clement, took fourth place in its debut week with 7.3 million views. Jerry Seinfeld’s Unfrosted kept the sweet morning heat in its third week on the list, popping up in ninth place with 2.5 million views. 

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar (India), the period drama from BAFTA winner Sanjay Leela Bhansali, took the #5 spot on the Non-English TV List with 2.4 million views. Korean series took three spots on the list: Queen of Tears spent its 11th week at #6 (1.8 million views), The 8 Show debuted at #7 (1.7 million views), and the time travel limited series The Atypical Family grabbed #8 (1.5 million views).

New entries on the Non-English Films List included the horror-thriller Monster (Indonesia), which scared its way into third place with 3.3 million views, and the true crime documentary The Guardian of the Monarchs (Mexico) which landed in seventh place with 2 million views. 

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