Bridgerton sets new record as biggest series ever on Netflix

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Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton.
Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton.
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It's official, Shondaland's regency era drama Bridgerton is Netflix's biggest show ever.

The show was watched by a record 82 million households in its first 28 days of release.

A Netflix blog post reads: "The show has made the top 10 in every country except Japan - hitting number one in 83 countries including the US, UK, Brazil, France, India and South Africa."

In addition to the success of the show the novels by Julia Quinn, on which the series is based, has made the New York Time's bestseller list for the first time in 18 years.

Last week the streaming service announced that the show had been renewed for a second season, and will focus on Jonathan Bailey's character, Lord Anthony Bridgerton.

READ MORE | Bridgerton renewed for a second season

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