‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ Rules Over Netflix Top 10 TV List in First Week

The Netflix spin-off series created by Shonda Rhimes appeared in the streamer’s top 10 in 91 countries

India Amarteifio as Queen Charlotte in "Queen Charlotte" (Netflix)
India Amarteifio as Queen Charlotte in "Queen Charlotte" (Netflix)

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” showed the power of Netflix’s hit franchise, reaching the top of Netflix’s Top 10 TV list with more than 22 million views since its release on May 4 (148.28 million hours viewed divided by 6.49 runtime hours).

Starring Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), India Amarteifio (Young Queen Charlotte), Corey Mylchreest (Young King George), Arsema Thomas (Young Agatha Danbury), and more, Shondaland’s “Bridgerton” prequel debuted to critical acclaim and appeared in the Top 10 in 91 countries.

The series follows the story of Young Charlotte’s arrival in England to marry the Young King George, as the union kicks off “The Great Experiment” that lead to the diverse Regency-era society featured in the flagship drama.

“For me, it was important that there be an origin — that we weren’t just presenting this amazing colorblind society,” creator Shonda Rhimes told TheWrap during the spin-off’s Los Angeles premiere. “That felt ridiculous to me.”

The streamer’s weekly TV rankings also featured Seasons 1 and 2 of “Sweet Tooth” (which was recently renewed for a third and final season), with 25.18 million hours viewed and 60.47 million hours viewed, respectively; Season 1 (16.5 million) and the final episodes of Season 2 of “Firefly Lane” (54.32 million); the seventh and final season of “Workin’ Moms”(15.11 million); and political dramas “The Diplomat” (31.15 million) and “The Night Agent” (26.88 million).

“Beef” remains strong in its fifth week, landing at No. 9 with 14.79 million hours viewed.

On the non-English TV List, Turkish drama “The Tailor” dominated with 26.14 million hours viewed. Other new titles to the list include Korean comedy “The Good Bad Mother” (9.17 million hours viewed) and Japanese drama “Sanctuary” (9 million hours viewed). Other highlights from the list included Seasons 1 and 2 of Colombian drama “The Marked Heart,” Danish thriller “The Nurse,” Season 2 of Spanish drama “Welcome to Eden,” Korean dramas “Doctor Cha” and “Queenmaker” and Belgian drama “Rough Diamonds.”