All hail the viscount. The second season of Bridgerton has knocked the shows first season out of the No. 1 slot on Netflixs rankings of its most popular English-language TV series of all time. On Tuesday Netflix revealed via its weekly Top 10 that as of April 17 Bridgerton Season 2 had reached 627.11 million hours viewed since its March 25 launch. After four weeks atop the English TV list Lady Whistledown is most pleased to reveal that Bridgerton Season 2 has ascended to the #1 spot on the Most Popular list with 627.11M hours viewed ahead of Bridgerton Season 1 in second place Netflix said. This marks the first-ever series to hold both the first and second place on a Most Popular list. This week Season 2 clocked 66.61M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 88 countries.
Created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes Bridgerton Season 1 racked up 625.49 million hours viewed in its first 28 days on Netflix which is the metric the streaming service uses to calculate its Most Popular lists. That tally put the first season of Bridgerton firmly at the top for English-language TV titles but still far behind the winner for non-English language series Squid Game which scored 1.65 billion hours watched in its first 28 days.
The second season of Bridgerton famously shifted focus from the leading couple in Season 1 Daphne Bridgerton Phoebe Dynevor and Simon Basset the Duke of Hastings Regé-Jean Page to Daphnes eldest brother Anthony Jonathan Bailey and his romantic interest Kate Sharma Simone Ashley in Season 2. While Dynevor reprised her role for Season 2 and spoke about her now-husband Simon as being off screen with their baby Augie Page exited the show as a series regular ahead of the second season and was not featured in any of the episodes. Bridgerton has already been renewed for third and fourth seasons at Netflix with the streaming service confirming plans to cover more story lines from Julia Quinns romance novel series of the same name. See Netflixs Top 10 rankings for the week of April 11-17 below beginning with English-language TV series followed by non-English-language shows and then English-language movies and non-English-language films.