Ranked: ‘Bridgerton’ clear fav

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Ranked: ‘Bridgerton’ clear favourite on Netflix’s most-watched lists

Period drama ‘Bridgeton’ stands out as a clear favourite on Netflix’s most-watched lists. Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock also dominates at the top spot.

Ranked: ‘Bridgerton’ clear fav

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We all have our own Netflix favourites ranging from reality, mystery and comedy titles across the streaming service. Last year Netflix had over 182 million subscribers worldwide paired with over 1 000 series and films available to be enjoyed. The streaming service released top 10 lists of the most popular series and films in Netflix history and there are a few titles that stand out, with period drama Bridgerton being one of the clear favourites.

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Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos shared the worldwide figures for Netflix’s most-watched shows at a Code Conference in California, on 27 September. It is reported that Sarandos released these figures as part of an attempt to be more transparent. 

The figures released by Sarandos show the number of accounts that have watched at least two minutes of the title in its first 28 days on Netflix. There are also figures for the series and films that show the total views in hours on the streaming service. 

He also noted that the recently released Squid Game is on track to be its biggest show and has scooped the number one spot in most countries. 



Taking the top spot on the list is Bridgeton with a whopping 82 million accounts. The Emmy-nominated series starring Regé Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor is gearing up for a second season on 21 January 2022. Lupin part one and The Witcher season one are tied for second place. 

  1. Bridgerton Season one (82 million)
  2. Lupin Part one (76 million)
  3. The Witcher Season one (76 million)
  4. Sex/Life Season one (67 million)
  5. Stranger Things Season three (67 million)
  6. Money Heist Part four (65 million)
  7. Tiger King Season one (64 million)
  8. The Queen’s Gambit (62 million)
  9. Sweet Tooth Season one (60 million)
  10. Emily in Paris season one (58 million)


Action film Extraction raked in more Netflix accounts than Bridgeton season one. Extraction takes the top spot on the top 10 most-watched Netflix films list with 99 million accounts and there is a difference of 10 million between the number one and two spots. The Old Guard led by South African-born actress Charlize Theron features on the list at number six. 

  1. Extraction (99 million)
  2. Bird Box (89 million)
  3. Spenser Confidential (85 million)
  4. 6 Underground (83 million)
  5. Murder Mystery (83 million)
  6. The Old Guard (78 million)
  7. Enola Holmes (77 million)
  8. Project Power (75 million)
  9. Army of the Dead (75 million)
  10. Fatherhood (74 million)

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When looking at the lists it is clear that there are a few favourites. Season one of Bridgeton takes the top spot again with a total of 625 million hours watched. Following closely behind is Money Heist part four that came in sixth place on the most-watched list. 

  1. Bridgeton Season one (625 million)
  2. Money Heist Part four (619 million)
  3. Stranger Things Season three (582 million)
  4. The Witcher Season one (541 million)
  5. 13 Reasons Why Season two (496 million)
  6. 13 Reasons Why Season one (476 million)
  7. You Season two (457 million)
  8. Stranger Things Season two (427 million)
  9. Money Heist season three (426 million)
  10. Ginny & Georgia Season one (381 million)


Bird Box and Extraction take the first two spots but this time, Bird Box takes the top spot with 282 million hours. The film with Sandra Bullock as its lead debuted on Netflix in 2018 and it seems audiences are still loving it. 

  1. Bird Box (282 million)
  2. Extraction (231 million)
  3. The Irishman (215 million)
  4. The Kissing Booth 2 (209 million)
  5. 6 Underground (205 million)
  6. Spenser Confidential (197 million)
  7. Enola Holmes (190 million)
  8. Army of the Dead (187 million)
  9. The Old Guard (186 million)
  10. Murder Mystery (170 million)