Wednesday is celebrating a new record at Netflix, hitting a whopping 341.23 million hours watched in its launch week. The streamers chart for the period from November 21 to 27 saw the supernatural show topping the TV chart for the English-speaking series. With these numbers in mind, the Jenna Ortega-led series has surpassed Stranger Things 4’s record — 335 million hours in a week — still holding the title of most watched English-language series on Netflix in its first 28 days. Wednesday dropped on November 23 on the platform, which means its record-setting numbers are calculated over a span of just five days.
The current all-time international record holder is the Korean sensation Squid gameearned 571.8 million watch hours during the peak week on Netflix. Follow Netflix, Wednesday watched by more than 50 million households, making it to the Top 10 of the 93 countries streamers follow — #1 in 83 countries. Following closely behind, this past week, was the mysterious German sci-fi film 1899 with 87.8 million hours in the second week, while Crown season 5 dropped to third place, grossing 42.3 million watch hours.
Starring Ortega in the lead role, Wednesday follows the famous goth child of the Addams Family, who enrolls in Nevermore Academy, where she can be with her fellow humans: outcasts, monsters, and monsters. Between assignments and classes in which she masters psychic abilities, she suspects something is amiss with her new home – teaming up with a chopped-up hand, stopping a murder. gruesome and solve the murder mystery that affected her parents 25 years ago. The first season of eight episodes also featured the stars Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Terminal) and Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights) in recurring roles, as parents Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively.
When it comes to the long standings for an English show, Stranger 4 sit comfortably on top with 1.35 billion watch hoursfollow in Monday via Dahmer – The Beast: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer at 856.2 million hours. Ewan Peters-led serial killer movie ousted Bridgerton season 2, with the latter reaching 656.2 million watch hours. It should also be recalled that the #1 English show, Stranger Things 4, has released two seasons (Episode 1 and Episode 2), which has contributed to its huge numbers.
All eight episodes of Wednesday currently streaming on Netflix.
- Release date November 23, 2022
- Category Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci
- Music Actor: Danny Elfman, Chris Bacon
Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Tim Burton, Gail Berman, Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, Jonathan Glickman, Andrew Mittman
1.21 Film, Glickmania Media, Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, MGM Television
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