Bridgerton Season 2 Breaks Premiere Record, Leads Netflix’s Top 10 Shows and Films for Week of March 21

By Jessica Lerner 

Netflix subscribers flocked to Bridgerton and, well, more Bridgerton last week, as Season 2 of the Shonda Rhimes-produced period piece set a Netflix record as the most viewed English-language TV title in its premiere weekend, for the week of March 21.

On the English-language TV side, Bridgerton Season 2 reigned as No. 1, amassing a total of 193.02 million hours (!), followed by the first season of the game show-style cooking series Is It Cake? (48.94 million hours) and Bridgerton’s first season (32.28 million hours).

The Korean romcom The Business Proposal topped the non-English TV list (30.94 million hours viewed), with Korean coming-of-age melodrama Twenty Five Twenty One at No. 2 (24.15 million views) and in third, Columbian telenovela Café con Aroma De Mujer (18.27 million hours).

The Adam Project, the family-friendly sci-fi film starring Ryan ReynoldsJennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo held on to the No. 1 spot for a third week in a row with 31.7 million hours viewed. Biographical drama Rescued by Ruby was in second (17.03 million hours), followed by Will Smith’s 2019 thriller Gemini Man (16.45 million hours).

Black Crab, the Swedish post-apocalyptic action adventure film starring Noomi Rapace, debuts at No. 1 in Netflix’s non-English list (40.51), followed by the Turkish melodrama In Good Hands (28.93 million hours) and Peruvian romcom Without Saying Goodbye (13.85 million hours)

Week of March 21-27, 2022:

Top 10 TV (English)

Title Hours Viewed Weeks in Top 10
1. Bridgerton: Season 2 193,020,000 1
2. Is It Cake?: Season 1 48,940,000 1
3. Bridgerton: Season 1 32,280,000 1
4. Top Boy: Season 2 30,640,000 2
5. Inventing Anna: Limited Series 28,990,000 7
6. The Last Kingdom: Season 5 27,820,000 3
7. Pieces of Her: Season 1 21,770,000 4
8. Top Boy: Season 1 19,260,000 1
9. Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.: Limited Series 17,570,000 2
10. Human Resources: Season 1 16,230,000 1

Top 10 TV (Non-English)

Title Hours Viewed Weeks in Top 10
1. Business Proposal: Season 1 30,940,000 3
2. Twenty Five Twenty One: Season 1 24,150,000 5
3. Café con aroma de mujer: Season 1 18,270,000 13
4. Forecasting Love and Weather: Season 1 14,480,000 5
5. Cracow Monsters: Season 1 13,260,000 1
6. Juvenile Justice: Season 1 12,510,000 5
7. All of Us Are Dead: Season 1 11,380,000 9
8. Yo Soy Betty La Fea: Season 1 11,160,000 16
9. Thirty-Nine: Season 1 10,430,000 3
10. Pedal to Metal: Season 1 8,150,000 1

Top 10 Films (English)

Title Hours Viewed Weeks in Top 10
1. The Adam Project 31,700,000 3
2. Rescued by Ruby 17,030,000 2
3. Gemini Man 16,450,000 2
4. Windfall 15,490,000 2
5. John Wick: Chapter 2 7,800,000 1
6. The Dead Don’t Die 7,570,000 1
7. 6 Underground 7,440,000 2
8. A Walk Among The Tombstones 6,740,000 2
9. Shrek 6,350,000 4
10. Despicable Me 2 5,750,000 7

Top 10 Films (Non-English)

Title Hours Viewed Weeks in Top 10
1. Black Crab 40,510,000 2
2. In Good Hands 28,930,000 1
3. Without Saying Goodbye 13,850,000 2
4. ’83 10,530,000 1
5. The Bombardment 3,170,000 3
6. Restless 3,030,000 5
7. Through My Window 2,520,000 8
8. Today We Fix The World 2,270,000 2
9. The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure 2,260,000 4
10. Love Like the Falling Petals 2,210,000 1
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