Figures revealed by Netflix show the Bridgerton audience is set to reach 63 million in the first 28 days of the show’s Christmas Day release
Before we dive very far into statistics, let’s pull back a little. Netflix measures audience by any viewing of a show for more than two minutes. We don’t know about everyone else, but here at Cultbox we’ve often given a show a little longer than that before giving up on it, but as we aren’t media streaming giants, we’ll assume that’s by the by. Variety has taken the time to digest the latest data from Netflix, and tells us this makes Bridgerton the fifth most successful Netflix launch ever, and the show has reached number 1 in the top 10 in 76 countries. As you’ll see from our review (when we finish rewatching!) the show is more than worthy of this success, though we also understand the arrival of Cobra Kai on New Year’s Day has already beaten it into second place on weekly viewing (according to early reports from Forbes).
If you’ve not seen Bridgerton (or Sex and Sensibility as it’s also known as), you can read our guide to the show here. If the Regency marriage market is a mystery, this video from Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) [pictured above] may help.