Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is continuing to dominate the streaming charts.
The second season debuted on March 25, and the Netflix period drama accumulated 2.55 billion minutes of viewing time for the week of March 21 through March 27.
‘Bridgerton’ Nabs The Number One Spot On Netflix Streaming Charts
The Nielsen streaming service numbers are inclusive of both the first and second season of “Bridgerton.” However, it’s still impressive considering that the numbers were more than double the amount of time viewers spent watching anything else on the platform. “Bridgerton” ranked first with 2.55 billion minutes and Netflix’s “The Adam Project” (which starred Ryan Reynolds and was directed by Shawn Levy) finished in second place with 1.2 billion minutes.
Netflix’s own data already showed that “Bridgerton” had the best opening weekend of any English-language series on the platform, although its numbers didn’t come close to matching the success of “Squid Game.” The Netflix original series to take the second slot was “Is It Cake?” which is a baking contest where cake artists try to recreate everyday objects like handbags and sneakers using cake, frosting, and fondant.
Nielsen’s streaming ratings only cover viewing on television screens and do not include minutes streamed from computers, phones, or tablets. The ratings also only measure audiences in the United States and only include Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, and Amazon Prime Video.
‘Bridgerton’ Tops The List Of Netflix Original Series
The Hollywood Reporter shared the list of Nielsen’s top streaming series for the week of March 21 through March 27, which can be seen below.
- Bridgerton (Netflix), 2.55 billion minutes viewed
2. Is It Cake? (Netflix), 1.19 billion
3. The Last Kingdom (Netflix), 976 million
4. Inventing Anna (Netflix), 558 million
5. Bad Vegan (Netflix), 429 million
6. Pieces of Her (Netflix), 365 million
7. Ozark (Netflix), 312 million
8. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video), 285 million
9. Human Resources (Netflix), 270 million
10. Love Is Blind (Netflix), 248 million
- NCIS (Netflix), 752 million minutes
2. Cocomelon (Netflix), 645 million
3. Criminal Minds (Netflix), 635 million
4. Good Girls (Netflix), 554 million
5. Call the Midwife (Netflix), 415 million
6. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 414 million
7. Seinfeld (Netflix), 377 million
8. Gilmore Girls (Netflix), 349 million
9. Supernatural (Netflix), 343 million
10. Bluey (Disney+), 316 million
Jonathan Bailey Dishes On What Fans Can Expect From Season 3
Actor Jonathan Bailey is spilling even more details about his “Bridgerton” character, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton. In season 2, Anthony finally made a love match of his own when he married Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Bailey recently sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to talk about what’s ahead for the period drama’s third season.
When asked about where their characters will be by the time the third season returns, Bailey revealed that seeing the new couple in “the honeymoon phase is essential.”
“I think Kate’s gonna have a shock,” he admitted. “She’s had a lot of responsibility within her family, but she knows nothing [about how] to head up the Bridgerton family. She is now gonna be the viscountess, so that’s gonna be an interesting balance between her taking over from Lady Violet (Ruth Gemmell).”
Fans were frustrated that most of Kate’s past, like her fear of thunderstorms, was explored in-depth in the books but cut from the show.
“And there’s a lot, still, in the books that I know will be stitched into their relationship going forward—about her past, about their shared grief and sense of mortality,” he added. “But then, my God, for them to have their firstborn, Edmund, is gonna be incredibly moving, especially because both of their relationships with their parents have been so complicated. I think they’ll really come together to be incredible, loving parents, and that’s gonna be joyful to see.”
Before their final dance of the season, Anthony jokingly asks Kate how many fingers he’s holding up. When asked if it was “intentional” to have the number of fingers match the number of kids Kate and Anthony have in the books, Bailey replied, “Yeah, of course.”
He then backtracked and said, “But maybe it’s the number of seasons that they’ll be in. You never know! We’ll have to wait and see.”
There is no word as to when the third season of “Bridgerton” will be released.