‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 Captures Netflix Top 10 Crown With Impressive Debut Weekend Viewership; ‘Madame Web’ Takes No. 2 In Film

Word about the ton is that Bridgerton has once again enraptured Netflix audiences.

Season 3 debuted with its first four episodes last week, attracting 45.1M views — a huge audience for the Shonda Rhimes series.

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It’s a bit tricky to compare with Season 2’s audience, since Netflix began reporting “views” in the interim, and it’s split this season into two parts.

The views for Season 3, Part 1 equate to around 180M hours viewed, which is less than Season 2 managed in its own premiere weekend. However, all eight episodes of Season 2 were available at once, allowing for double the runtime to collect those hours. Case in point: Season 2 drew 193M views in its debut weekend, which translated to about 24M views across all eight episodes.

Taking that into account Season 3’s performance is actually quite impressive, even for a series that was already among Netflix’s most popular of all time. It appears Season 3 will likely join its predecessors on the most popular list with relative ease.

Both previous seasons are also currently among the Top 10, with Season 1 landing at No. 4 with 4.5M views and Season 2 taking No. 8 with 3.3M views.

Netflix’s new documentary on Ashley Madison took second place last week, and Baby Reindeer held onto third place with 7.4M views.

As for the film side of things, Mother of the Bride took the prize once again with 25.4M views. The Brooke Shields-led comedy saw a slight dip in viewership versus the week prior, but nothing major.

Sony’s latest spidey flick Madame Web came in second place after landing on Netflix last week, taking home just over 10M views.

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