Netflix confirmed the huge ratings achieved by Bridgerton, a week after its release. The streaming service took to its social media to inform fans that the Regency-era series is projected to have been streamed in 63 million households.
This comes after the end of its first four weeks of its release. The show, We Can Be Heroes also garnered about 44 million households in the same timeframe. The figures have set a new record for Netflix as its biggest viewing week between Christmas and New Year’s ever.
Bridgerton revolves around the escapades of the Bridgerton family. Their daughter, Daphne played by Phoebe Dynevor makes a romantic agreement with Duke Simon Basset to relieve themselves of societal pressures. However, things start getting complicated from that point.
The show is created by Chris Van Dusen and is produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is an eight-part series that is based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels. And it is narrated by Dame Julie Andrews. Van had revealed recently that the show could be around for a few years at the least.
“The bedrock of the first season is really Simon and Daphne’s love story,” he said. The creator further shared that their focus is on the eldest Bridgerton daughter. However, he also added that there are eight Bridgerton books or eight Bridgerton siblings and he would love to explore love stories and romance for all of them.
In season one of the show, the identity of Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown is revealed. The second season has yet to be announced by Netflix but the initial signs are promising.
The Queen’s Gambit Becomes Most-Watched Limited Series
Bridgerton Season 1 is available to stream on Netflix. Meanwhile, Netflix has a new winner when it comes to limited series. The Queen’s Gambit took the position of being the most-watched limited series on the platform last year.
According to the streaming service, almost 62 million people have tuned in to watch the limited series. This marks the most views any limited series has garnered within the first 28 days of its release.
The limited series has reached the No.1 position in 63 countries including the United Kingdom. Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s Original Series Vice President wrote that three years ago Scott Frank approached them about adapting The Queen’s Gambit, it felt like a compelling tale. It was adapted from Walter Tevis’ 1983 book about a young chess prodigy.
He shared, ‘However, I don’t think any of us could have predicted that The Queen’s Gambit – and the extraordinary Anya Taylor-Joy – would become the global phenomena they are today or our biggest limited scripted series ever.’
The limited series features Taylor-Joy as Beth who is a chess prodigy. She is set out to be the world’s greatest player. Although the character had a growing addiction to drugs and alcohol that challenged her position and happiness.