Downloads soar as millions of fans turn to the audiobook series after getting hooked on the first season of the viral Netflix show
Landover, MD, January 21, 2021—RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced a surge in downloads for its longtime bestselling Bridgerton series audiobooks following the hit Netflix adaptation. Produced by Recorded Books®, RBmedia’s flagship publishing brand, Julia Quinn’s historical romance series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the Bridgerton children.
The streaming platform reported that the British period piece is on pace to become one of its biggest hits, as the series was viewed by 63 million households in its first four weeks—which is the fifth-largest showing ever on Netflix. The show has created a massive new audience for the saga of the Bridgerton family, including legions of fans who can’t wait to discover what happens next and are now listening to the audiobook series.
“Witty dialogue, compelling characters, touching romance, good humor—and narrator Rosalyn Landor bringing it all to life! What’s not to like?” said Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia. “Julia Quinn is a master. We were obsessed with the series since we first laid our ears on it. We’re excited the audiobooks have won a whole new fan base and look forward to the series’ continued success.”
On the heels of the series’ success on Netflix, RBmedia’s Bridgerton audiobooks have gained traction with impressive numbers on leading digital retailer sites. The first book, “The Duke and I,” is currently RBmedia’s top-selling title across all digital retail platforms.
The popularity of “Bridgerton” has catapulted Julia Quinn’s series to the top of multiple New York Times bestsellers lists. “The Duke and I” has spent two weeks at number one on the combined print and eBook fiction list, as well as achieving high ranks on the paperback trade fiction list and the audio fiction list. Meanwhile, books two and four in the series (“The Viscount Who Loved Me” and “Romancing Mister Bridgerton”) landed in the top 10 on the combined print and eBook fiction list.
The Bridgerton audiobooks are narrated by Rosalyn Landor and available for digital download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever digital audiobooks are sold.
RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world. With more than 50,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate key literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe—at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go. Our titles are available on leading audio platforms, including Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com.