US drama Bridgerton is Netflix’s most popular show globally

Co-CEO Ted Sarandos revealed the metrics for the platform’s top shows


Mumbai: Eight-part romantic drama ‘Bridgerton’ has trumped all shows to emerge as the most popular shows on Netflix, said co-chief executive Ted Sarandos on Monday, as he gave a sneak-peek into the streaming platform’s most popular shows.

“We’re trying to be more transparent with talent, and with the market. Netflix’s streaming data, is a big black box, mostly,” said Saranodos while addressing the Vox Media’s Code Conference held on Monday.

The top executive shared two slides. The first slide showed the most popular shows based on its proprietary metric of the number of accounts that selected a given title in the first month of release and streamed for at least two minutes. The second slide showed total time spent viewing (hours) within the initial 28-day of release- reported Variety.

The first season of the US drama ‘Bridgerton’ topped both the charts, and was closely followed by first season of ‘Lupin’, ‘The Witcher’, ‘Sex/Life’, and ‘Stranger Things-3’. Spanish drama ‘Money Heist -4’ featured at sixth position, followed by ‘Tiger King’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. The movies’ list was dominated by ‘Extraction’ and ‘Bird Box’.

In terms of rankings for overall time-spent viewing in the first 28 days of release, ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Money Heist-4’ again lead the charts. Sarandos also said that the recently released Korean horror series ‘Squid Game’ could become Netflix’s biggest non-English title so far.

Sarandos also dismissed news of the streaming platform looking to buy a movie theater chain. Netflix owns a theater in New York, and one in Los Angeles, which it bought in 2020, and uses the cinemas to hold movie premieres and to showcase some of its original films.

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