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Bridgerton becomes Netflix’s most-viewed series ever, smashing the previous record

Bridgerton becomes Netflix’s most-viewed series ever, smashing the previous record

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Bridgerton becomes Netflix’s most viewed series ever, smashing previous record

Shonda Rhimes‘ first series for Netflix, Bridgerton, is officially the streaming giant’s biggest episodic television debut in history.

The Regency-era romance, already renewed for a second season, not just exceeded Netflix’s original viewership projections, it blew them out of the water.

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BRIDGERTON (L to R) NICOLA COUGHLAN as PENELOPE FEATHERINGTON and CLAUDIA JESSIE as ELOISE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX © 2020

The final numbers are in, and Season 1 of Bridgerton was watched by a record 82 million households around the world (partially or in its entirety.) That is a whopping 19M households higher than the four-week projection Netflix issued 10 days into the Shondaland series’ run (63 million), at the time the streamer’s fifth-biggest launch in history.

Bridgerton, whose massive wave of popularity is showing no signs of subsiding, is now Netflix’s biggest series ever by a wide margin. It pushed down to No.2 previous record holder, fantasy hit The Witcher (76M in its first 28 days).

Read it at Deadline.

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