It received mixed-reviews from people around the globe, but raunchy regency-era drama Bridgerton is now officially the biggest series ever on Netflix.
According to Deadline, the popular series absolutely smashed Netflix’s viewership records out of the park, with a record 82 million households around the world tuning in to watch at least one episode of the steamy romance.
That’s reportedly 19 million households higher than what the streaming giant initially predicted the show would attract, in a four-week projection issued by Netflix just 10 days into the show’s release.
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The drama series, produced by Shonda Rhimes and created by Chris Van Dusen, has now beat previous record-holder The Witcher, which was watched by 76 million households in its first month.
According to Netflix, Bridgerton also ranked No.1 overall in a whopping 83 countries, including the US, UK, Brazil, France, India and South Africa.
The show took to social media to celebrate the exciting milestone, thanking fans for the support.
“Felicitations buzzy Ton! Thanks to your gracious watching efforts, Bridgerton is now the biggest series ever on Netflix!” they wrote.
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The eight-episode first season of Bridgerton only premiered on Netflix last month, and has already been renewed for a second season due to its huge success.