Netflix's The Crown has seen a dramatic increase in viewership this week, climbing to third place on the streaming platform's 'most watched' list.

The surge in viewership follows the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on Thursday September 8 in Balmoral, Scotland.

Royal drama The Crown follows Her Majesty's reign over several decades, starting in the late 1940s - with a fictional twist.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, who was Britain's longest-serving monarch, has sparked emotional tributes across the country.

And it seems people have taken to streaming platform Netflix to relive the early moments of her reign through the show as actress Olivia Colman portrays Her Majesty's monarchical middle age.

From Friday 9 to Monday 12 September, 'The Crown' remained in third place in the UK most-watched list, topped only by Devil in Ohio and Cobra Kai - according to data from FlixPatrol.

While it also climbed into the Ukrainian top ten, peaking at number one, it reached number four on the US charts.

The show is currently filming for its sixth season and has now resumed production after cutting it short for a day due to the Queen's death.

Filming was suspended for just one day as a 'mark of respect for the late monarch', as scenes covering Princess Diana's tragic death in Paris in August 1997 were scheduled to be shot on Friday.

And now, the potentially controversial scenes will be filmed as the nation grapples with the loss of their late queen during a 10-day mourning period which will end with a state funeral.

The decision not to film comes as the Netflix show also announced it will suspend filming on the day of the Queen's funeral - which takes place on Monday September 19.

“As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today.

Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty the Queen's funeral," a Netflix spokesperson said.

Netflix reportedly drew up a plan, called Operation London Bridge - the same name as the official funeral plan for the Queen - to outline what the production company would do in the event

The UK has now entered a ten-day period of mourning for Her Majesty, whose coffin has been transported from Balmoral to St Mary's Cathedral.

Giles in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Her coffin will be moved to London by royal train via Edinburgh before it lies in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament for four days.

In the wake of the tragic events, broadcasters had a last-minute reshuffle of their schedules – filling in with extended newscasts and tributes.

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