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The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: April 2022

April 2022 has had quite a promising start! Every week Best of Netflix will bring to you the list of the ten most popular series on Netflix across the globe. From new releases to certain old ones, some of these Netflix shows have been reigning the charts for weeks and generating conversations on social media.

For the first time this week, Bridgerton season two has been dethroned by a new scandalous release starring Naomi Scott, titled Anatomy of a Scandal. Also starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Josette Simon and Ben Radcliffe, this six-episode limited series explores the darkest and deepest scandals of the British elite and is rife with personal, professional and political scandals. Ever since its premiere on April 14th, 2022, the show has been viewed for a staggering 75.56 million hours just this week. 

Bridgerton season two has reigned supreme on the top 10 charts for nearly five weeks. Created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the new season has been viewed for 46 million hours this week. Adapted from Julia Quinn’s eponymous novel series, the show has now been renewed for a third and fourth season, after focusing on the unbridled sexual tension and yearning between Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma this season. 

The first season focused on the romantic escapades of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings. Despite its release in 2020, the season is still trending on the top 10 list and has been watched for 17 million hours. 

The conjugal version of Love Is Blind, titled The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On is trending for the third week in a row with 29 million hours of streams, proving the Netflix audience’s affinity towards such speed dating and relationship counselling reality shows. 

Among new releases, Euros Lyn’s heartwarming LGBTQ+ teen coming-of-age high-school romance series Heartstopper has made it into the list with 14 million hours of streams. Starring Kit Connor and Joe Locke, the show is diverse and inclusive and celebrates love in all forms. It also has a magnificent surprise cameo from Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman and starts conversations on important topics. 

Here is the full list of the ten most popular series on Netflix this week in April 2022:

Netflix’s most popular series this week:

  1. Anatomy of a Scandal (Limited Series)
  2. Bridgerton (Season 2)
  3. Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (Limited Series) 
  4. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (Season 1)
  5. Selling Sunset (Season 5) 
  6. Bridgerton (Season 1) 
  7. Heartstopper (Season 1)
  8. The Creature Cases (Season 1)
  9. Married at First Sight (Season 10)
  10. Our Great National Parks (Limited Series)