Despite falling into a controversy for the sexist Taylor Swift joke in one of the final episodes and getting it’s ratings dropped, ‘Ginny and Georgia’ has managed to become the longest show to be the most popular series on Netflix’s Top Ten.
According to the streaming service’s public ranking system, ‘Ginny & Georgia’ has remained the most popular show on Netflix and dominated the rankings since the beginning of March.
About ‘Ginny and Georgia’
The Netflix Original dramedy is a coming-of-age story that revolves around a mother-daughter relationship between a free-spirited single mom and her teenage daughter, as they navigate life in a suburban New England community. The show also involves elements of romance, comedy and crime.
Ginny & Georgia is from first-time showrunner Debra J. Fisher (Criminal Minds, Being Mary Jane) and first-time creator Sarah Lampert. Antonia Gentry (Candy Jar) plays Ginny, teenage daughter of the 30-year-old Georgia, played by Brianne Howey (The Passage).
Records were broken by ‘Ginny and Georgia’
Nielsen’s U.S. list is a list that measures streaming through a TV set for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+, and rates them accordingly.
‘Ginny and Georgia’ took over the top spot on Nielsen’s weekly list of top streaming shows in the U.S, and dethroned Netflix original Good Girls, racking up 953 million total minutes of streaming during the week of February 15 to 21. Television drama Good Girls is currently n the midst of its fourth season on NBC and its 33 episodes collected 898 million minutes of viewing.
‘Ginny and Georgia’ has also edged out ‘Tiger King’, and has become the show to be the most popular series on Netflix’s Top Ten for the longest time.
Taylor Swift controversy
In the beginning of March, ‘Ginny and Georgia’ became the target of many Swifties, after the show made a sexist and misogynistic comment on Taylor Swift.
In the show, during the final episode of the series, during a conversation between characters Ginny and her mother Georgia, Ginny Miller asks her mother, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
This comment enraged the fans, which led to a huge drop in the ratings of the show. Even Taylor Swift took to her Twitter account to call out Netflix and the show.
However, despite this set back, ‘Ginny and Georgia’ has managed to maintain the first position in the Netflix ratings of it’s top 10 most popular shows.
You can stream ‘Ginny and Georgia’ on Netflix