The Addams Family spinoff series Wednesday debuted on Netflix last month. And series instantly broke several Netflix streaming records. Most recently the hit series achieved another milestone. Netflix’s Wednesday has broken a Nielsen record as the series becomes the second biggest streaming week of all time, according to the Top 10 chart.
Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, amassed nearly 6 billion minutes of viewership during its premiere week. The viewing data spanned from November 21 to November 27 and, Wednesday was only available for the last five of the seven days. Other titles in Nielsen’s top spot are the July premiere week for the first half of Stranger Things season four. The sci-fi series was watched for 7.2 billion minutes, but, unlike Wednesday, the show was available to stream for all seven days.
Wednesday’s record-breaking Nielsen data comes soon after the streaming giant revealed that the series had become its second most popular English-language TV series of all time. The Addams Family spinoff series has overtaken Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for the second place spot, as reported by Variety. Helmed by Tim Burton, the series is now also the third program on the platform to have garnered over a billion hours viewed within a month.
Squid Game and Stranger Things 4 remain the only two other programs to have achieved this distinction. The outlet also reported that Wednesday is expected to surpass its own streaming record once the data for the upcoming chart is available. This is because the minutes will reflect its first full week of availability versus just five days.
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Wednesday, however, has been watched by more households than Stranger Things in its first 28 days. Already, 150 million households have tuned into Wednesday. The series has also beaten the newly-released documentary, Harry & Meghan, in terms of viewership rankings. The docu-series landed in second on Netflix’s weekly rankings with 81.6 million hours logged within four days since its December 8 premiere. It is Netflix’s biggest documentary debut of all time.
For the unversed, supernatural mystery comedy horror streaming tv series follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability and thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents. After the massive success of season 1, Wednesday has been renewed for season 2.