American drama Bridgerton is the world’s most popular Netflix show

Mumbai: The eight-part romantic drama ‘Bridgerton’ has surpassed all shows to become the most popular shows on Netflix, Co-Managing Director Ted Sarandos said on Monday, as he gave an overview of the most popular shows from the streaming platform.

“We are trying to be more transparent with talent and with the market. Netflix streaming data is a big black box, for the most part, ”Saranodos said at the Vox Media code conference on Monday.

The senior manager 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 its release and streamed for at least two minutes. The second slide showed the total time spent viewing (hours) in the first 28 days after Variety’s release.

The first season of the American drama “Bridgerton” topped both charts and was closely followed by the first season of “Lupine”, “The Witcher”, “Sex / Life” and “Stranger Things-3”. The Spanish drama “Money Heist -4” was in sixth place, followed by “Tiger King” and “The Queen’s Gambit”. The list of films was dominated by “Extraction” and “Bird Box”.

In terms of rankings for overall viewing time in the first 28 days of release, “Bridgerton” and “Money Heist-4” are once again topping the charts. Sarandos also said the recently released Korean horror series “Squid Game” could become Netflix’s biggest non-English title yet.

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

Javier E. Swan