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'Wednesday' achieves another milestone, draws second-highest 4-week viewership on Nielsen streaming charts

The series surpassed 'Ozark' in the list and claimed the second position with another extraordinary week on streaming charts
UPDATED JAN 13, 2023
Luis Guzman, Jenna Ortega, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Wednesday' (Netflix)
Luis Guzman, Jenna Ortega, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Wednesday' (Netflix)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix took the world by storm with the supernatural comedy horror series ‘Wednesday’ and broke several viewership records. The series has managed to create a lot of buzz on social media and garnered universal acclaim from viewers. So, it doesn’t come as a shock to many that the show continues to create more and more records when it comes to viewership. The series achieved yet another milestone and garnered the second-highest four-week viewership on the Nielsen rating chart, surpassing several other acclaimed Netflix titles.

The Netflix show chronicles the journey of the iconic ‘Addams Family’ character Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) who has a cold and emotionless personality that makes it difficult for her to connect with her schoolmates. However, things go upside down after she gets to know that she has psychic powers and can assist the local authorities in solving a brutal murder case along with the Sheriff of Jericho. The series instantly became a fan-favorite and received a lot of praise from viewers as well as critics. In its opening week, ‘Wednesday’ drew a massive audience and gave Netflix another runaway hit.


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Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday in Netflix series 'Wednesday' (Netflix)
Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday in Netflix series 'Wednesday' (Netflix)

In the recent Nielsen rating chart (via Deadline), the series has managed to claim the top spot once again and was watched for more than 2.2 billion minutes during the December 12-18 viewing window. With these recent figures, the series has managed to draw the second-highest 4-week total for a streaming program and accumulated 16.8 billion viewing minutes in the first 28 days of its release. The record for the highest total is still with ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Vol. 1, which racked up 19.5 billion viewing minutes in the first four weeks.

However, ‘Stranger Things’ had a super-sized season this time around and almost every episode was more than 70 minutes in duration. So, that also helped the series in achieving such gigantic numbers.

Vecna in a still from 'Stranger Things' Season 4 (Netflix)
Vecna in a still from 'Stranger Things' Season 4 (Netflix)

On the other hand, ‘Wednesday’ surpassed ‘Ozark’ to claim the second spot on the list. The Jason Bateman-Laura Linney starrer's reign ended with ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 and now has dropped to third position with 15.3 billion minutes.

The news of ‘Wednesday’ having the second-highest four-week viewership comes a few days after it was announced that the series will return for another season. The streaming platform announced the news with a short video on Twitter and noted that Wednesday will return with more adventures. No release date has been finalized yet.

‘Wednesday’ season one is currently available for streaming on Netflix.