Netflix said on Monday that the first season of “Bridgerton” was its most-watched TV series ever, with 82 million subscribers tuning in for at least two minutes in its first 28 days on the service.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO, released Netflix’s latest list of its most popular TV shows and movies while speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California. Sarandos showed a slide that included the top 10 in each category.

“Bridgerton,” a period piece about 19th century British royalty produced by Shonda Rhimes, premiered in December. French series “Lupin: Part 1″ and season one of “The Witcher,” a fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, tied for second on the list, with 76 million accounts.

All the films and series on the list were Netflix originals.

Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box was the top Netflix original movie with 282 million hours watched in the first 28 days. Bird Box was watched by 89 million Netflix subscribers within the first four weeks, and the average there is 3 hours and 10 minutes which is much longer than its 2 hours and 4 minutes runtime. This suggests repeat viewership. Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction most-watched movie with 99 million households, came in second with 231 million hours. That’s an average of 2 hours and 20 minutes, slightly more than its 1 hour and 57 minutes runtime.

Things were also the same with both Money Heist season 4 (619 million hours) and Stranger Things 3 (582 million hours). The hit Spanish series, watched by 65 million Netflix members in the first 28 days, averages out to 9 hours and 31 minutes however Money Heist season 4 was only 6 hours and 38 minutes long. Stranger Things 3 had an average viewing time of 8 hours and 41 minutes, while the third season ran for 7 hours and 29 minutes. Henry Cavill’s Witcher’s average viewership was slightly lower than its season 1 runtime.

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Here’s the full list of Netflix’s top 10 most-watched series and movies, in the first four weeks after release, by viewership hours:

Netflix top 10 most-watched series

1. Bridgerton season 1, 625 million

2. Money Heist season 4, 619 million

3. Stranger Things 3, 582 million

4. The Witcher season 1, 541 million

5. 13 Reasons Why season 2, 496 million

6. 13 Reasons Why season 1, 476 million

7. You season 2, 457 million

8. Stranger Things 2, 427 million

9. Money Heist season 3, 426 million

10. Ginny & Georgia season 1, 381 million

Netflix top 10 most-watched movies

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

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