Bridgerton Dominates Nielsen Top 10 Chart With Season 2 Release, Audience That Is 76 Percent Female

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Bridgerton came back with a hotly anticipated bang last month, easily topping Nielsen’s latest U.S. ranking of streaming originals.

Netflix’s Shondaland sudser during the week of March 21 amassed 2.55 billion minutes viewed across 16 total episodes, with just three days of Season 2 eligibility.

Nielsen characterized Bridgerton‘s audience as “diverse and broad,” with one exception: it was 76 percent female. It further detailed that one third of the viewers were Hispanic or African-American, while the age groups of 18-34, 35-49 and 50-64 were evenly split at 25 percent each.


Earlier this week, Bridgerton’s sophomore run lapped its first to become Netflix’s most sampled English-language season premiere by amassing 627.1 million hours viewed within its first 28 days of release; only the South Korean thriller Squid Game launched (much) bigger on the service.

Placing second on Nielsen’s latest streaming ranking was Netflix’s Is It Cake? (spoiler alert: it usually is!), which totaled nearly 1.2 billion minutes across just eight episodes. It was followed by Netflix’s The Last Kingdom (976 million minutes/46 total episodes), Inventing Anna (558 million/nine episodes) and Bad Vegan (430 million/four episodes).

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 were Netflix’s Pieces of Her and Ozark, Prime Video’s Mrs. Maisel, and Netflix’s Human Resources and Love Is Blind.

Falling out out of the Top 10 in Nielsen’s latest ranking were Life After Death With Tyler Henry and Upload.

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