Shonda Rhimes’ reign continues with her latest win, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” The “Bridgerton” prequel series, which opened on May 4, earned 148.28 million hours viewed on the Netflix Top 10 chart during the May 1-7 viewing window, making it the streamer’s most viewed title this week. With its six episodes, the series picked up over 22 million views in its first week. Netflix calculates total views by dividing the hours viewed (148.28 million) by total runtime hours (6.49 hours).
For context, Netflix’s latest shows to top the chart including, “The Night Agent,” Season 3 of “Outer Banks,” and “Ginny & Georgia” Season 2 were each made up of 10 episodes.
“Sweet Tooth” Season 2 followed closely behind the royal love story at No. 2 with 60.47 million hours viewed. The show’s first season also rejoined the ranks at No. 6 with 25.18 million hours viewed as viewers either rewatched or discovered the show.
Both seasons of “Firefly Lane” remained among the list of popular titles during the viewing window. The show’s sophomore season fell to third place with 54.32 million hours viewed after previously returning to the No. 1 spot with the final half of Season 2’s release. Season 1 came in at No. 7 with 16.5 million hours viewed in its third week on the chart.
Political thrillers “The Diplomat” and “The Night Agent” joined the chart at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell, the drama was viewed for 31.15 million hours viewed while Shawn Ryan’s series recorded 26.88 million hours viewed in its seventh week among the top 10 titles.
In its fifth week of availability, “Beef” scored 14.79 million hours viewed, giving the Ali Wong and Steven Yeun-led series ninth place on the list — just below the seventh and final season of “Workin’ Moms,” which scored 15.11 million hours viewed in its second week of availability. Closing out the list is “The Smurfs” with 9.22 million hours viewed.
See Netflix’s Top 10 lists for the week of May 1-7 below, beginning with English-language series and followed by non-English-language TV shows, English-language movies, and then non-English-language movies.