After three weeks on Netflix, “Wednesday” still has a lot of viewers, even more than the highly anticipated “Harry and Meganseries, according to the site’s latest ranking.
Tim Burton’s “Addams Family” spin-off featuring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday is now the third title on Netflix to reach 1 billion hours of viewing in a month. Only “Squid Game” and “Stranger Things“ Season 4 has done this before.
This also means that “Wednesday “Ryan Murphy’s”Dahmerto become Netflix’s No. 2 most popular English-language show of all time. The company bases its “Most Popular” list on the number of hours each title was viewed in the first 28 days. “Dahmer” got 856.2 million hours in that time, while “Wednesday” has another week to move even higher up the list.
But the show is now 352.1 million hours behind season 4 of “Stranger things‘ in its first 28 days, and ‘Wednesday’ was watched for 269.7 million hours between December 5 and December 11. This makes it likely that ‘Stranger Things’ will retain its No. 1 spot among English-language TV shows.
But it’s also important to remember that “Stranger Things” has a longer runtime. Season 4 of “Stranger Things” is about 13 hours long, while “Wednesday” is only 6.8 hours long. This gives ‘Stranger Things’ a big advantage if you only look at the number of viewing hours.
Netflix says more than 150 million households watched “Wednesday” (1.02 billion viewing hours divided by the 6.8-hour runtime). That’s already further than “Stranger Things 4” was in its first 28 days, which is about 104 million if you divide the 1.35 billion hours people watched by the 13 hours it ran.
“Harry & Meghan” was number 2 on Netflix’s weekly list. It was watched for 81.6 million hours in its first four days, making it the biggest documentary debut in Netflix history. About 28 million households have watched the first three episodes, the only ones available until Thursday when the last three are shown.
Most likely, the series will remain at the top of the chart for a few more weeks. Based on four viewing days, that is what the “Harry and Megan“number is based on”Killer Inside: The Ghost of Aaron Hernandez” and “Crime scene: the disappearance at the Cecil Hotelshared for the second-highest number of hours watched in the first week of a documentary on Netflix.
However, these two titles came out before Netflix started making Top 10 lists based on hours watched.
The first part of the second and final season of “Firefly Lane”, a drama based on the novel of the same name, had 50.35 million hours watched December 5–11. This placed it third on Netflix’s list of English-language TV shows for the week.
Fans also re-watched Season 1, placing it at number 5 on the list with 20.94 million hours watched. “1899”, a popular thriller, was watched for 27.53 million hours in that period and season 5 of “The Crown” remained at the top with 18.9 million hours watched.
“Too Hot to Handle” rejoined the chart with Season 4, which was watched for 20.43 million hours during the week. “Snack vs Chef”, a reality cooking show hosted by Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu, debuted at number 8. “Dead to Me” season 4 debuted at number 9. and “Manifest” season 4 debuted at number 10.
Check out Netflix’s Top 10 lists for the week of December 5-11, starting with English-language series, then non-English TV shows, English-language movies, and then non-English-language movies.
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