Netflix’s Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte, remained the top title in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the second week in a row, with 1.88 billion minutes of viewing for the week of May 8-14. The parent series, Bridgerton, also rejoined the top 10. Three Netflix shows were new to the top 10 originals: Missing: Dead or Alive? (634 million minutes of viewing), Queer Eye for its seventh season (387 million), and Queen Cleopatra (340 million). Jennifer Lopez’s Netflix movie, The Mother, finished second To wind up in the rankings with 1.43 billion minutes of watch time. Nielsen’s streaming ratings only measure U.S. audiences and cover viewing on TV sets only.
As featured on The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix’s Bridgerton prequel Queen Charlotte has maintained its position as the top title in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for two consecutive weeks. The show recorded 1.88 billion minutes of viewing for the week of May 8-14, which is almost equal to the 1.89 billion minutes from the prior frame. This viewing time rank is nearly identical to its opening week, indicating a sustained interest in the show.
Interestingly, the prequel has also led more Netflix users to revisit Bridgerton, which moved into eighth place among original series with 413 million minutes of viewing, up from 125 million a week earlier, As featured on Nielsen. Three Netflix shows were new to the top 10 originals, including docuseries Missing: Dead or Alive? (634 million minutes of viewing), the return of Queer Eye for its seventh season (387 million), and docudrama Queen Cleopatra (340 million). However, Prime Video’s big-budget spy series Citadel is still missing from the top 10.
Jennifer Lopez’s Netflix movie The Mother also had a strong opening, finishing second To wind up in the rankings with 1.43 billion minutes of watch time, the equivalent of almost 12.5 million full runs of the 115-minute film. A Man Called Otto (1.22 billion minutes), starring Tom Hanks, also topped the billion-minute mark, improving from 879 million for the week before.
In the acquired series rankings, a long streak ended when Grey’s Anatomy missed the top 10 for the first time since at least late 2021. One notable addition to the acquired chart is Rick and Morty with a combined 464 million minutes on HBO Max and Hulu.
It is important to note that Nielsen’s streaming ratings cover viewing on TV sets only and do not include minutes watched on computers or mobile devices. The ratings only measure U.S. audiences, not those in other countries.
The top streaming titles for May 8-14 are as follows:
To wind up:1. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Netflix), 1.88 billion minutes viewed2. The Mother (Netflix), 1.43 billion3. A Man Called Otto (Netflix), 1.22 billion4. NCIS (Netflix/Paramount+), 875 million5. Bluey (Disney+), 706 million6. Firefly Lane (Netflix), 697 million7. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+), 670 million8. Cocomelon (Netflix), 648 million9. Missing: Dead or Alive? (Netflix), 634 million10. Sweet Tooth (Netflix), 575 million
Original Series:1. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, 1.88 billion…
In light of this information, Queen Charlotte’s sustained popularity in Nielsen’s streaming rankings indicates that the Bridgerton universe continues to captivate audiences. With more Netflix shows entering the top 10, the streaming giant’s dominance in the industry remains unchallenged.