Tim Burton's Wednesday Breaks Stranger Things Record, Becomes Netflix's Most Watched Show

It's official — after being released for only a week, Wednesday just stole the spot as the most-watched Netflix series. The Tim Burton-led show starring Gen Z scream queen Jenna Ortega broke records, debunking Stranger Things as the top series in the streamer's history. According to Netflix's Top 10 database, the dark comedy landed the No. 1 spot for the week of November 21 –November 27 with 341.23 million hours viewed.

wednesday jenna ortega as wednesday addams in episode 104 of wednesday cr courtesy of netflix © 2022

Stranger Things 4 previously held the astonishing record with 335.01 million hours viewed during the week of May 30 – June 5. That means Wednesday beat the record by 6.22 million views.

The difference could likely be because the show was released over a long holiday weekend for Thanksgiving, and more people at home means more Netflix to binge. Notably, part one of Stranger Things 4 was also released over Memorial Day weekend.

Other shows that made Netflix's Top 10 for the week of November 21 –November 27 include the historical thriller 1899 with 87.89 million hours viewed, The Crown season 5 with 42.36 million hours viewed. Seasons 3 and 1 of the comedy-mystery Dead to Me also made the Top 10 with 33.3 million hours and 11.9 million hours viewed, respectively. Manifest is another series with multiple seasons in the Top 10, with its first, third, and fourth seasons earning 15 million, 12.26 million, and 21.6 million hours viewed, respectively. See the entire ranking below:

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With Wednesday being the most-watched Netflix series in the streamer's history, chances of a season 2 renewal may be higher. Here's to hoping we return to Nevermore Academy for more supernatural suspense.

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