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'Wednesday' breaks another Netflix record, becomes first English series to cross 400M hours viewed in a week

Since it premiered, 'Wednesday' has amassed 752.52M hours viewed of which 411.29M hours were garnered this week
Jenna Ortega starring as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday' (Netflix)
Jenna Ortega starring as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday' (Netflix)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Last week, Netflix's 'Wednesday' had broken a huge record as the mystery series drew a whopping 341.23 million hours viewed in its first week on the streamer, soaring to the top of the TV charts. Speaking of firsts, the series had 411.29 million hours viewed. This is the first time any English-language series has reached and passed 400 million hours viewed in a week. This is the first time a series has beat the records of 'Stranger Things' first week count. The coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror television series is based on the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family.

Regardless, the Jenna Ortega featured Netflix series opened to a generally positive review by critics, who praised Ortega's performance but criticized it for its similarities to CW dramas. Although nothing has yet beaten the viewership record of 'Squid Games' yet. The current all-time record holder is 'Squid Game' with 571.8 million hours viewed in its peak week on Netflix. More so, a famous dance scene of Ortega from the series has gone viral all over the internet, be it TikTok, Twitter or Instagram.


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According to The Hollywood Reporter, 12 days after the series debuted, the show has beaten its own record. As for the week of November 28-December 4, the series had 411.29 million hours viewed. This is the first time any English-language series has reached and crossed 400 million hours viewed in a week. Impressive, isn't it? Along with the major 752.52 million cumulative hours streamed, 'Wednesday' is ranked No 3 in Netflix's all-time chart for English-language series, right behind 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' at No 2 and 'Stranger Things' Season 4 at No 1. In a few days, it is highly likely that 'Wednesday' will take the No 2 spot.

As per the official synopsis of the series, "Wednesday is expelled from her high school after dumping live piranhas into the school's pool while the boys' water polo team is practicing in retaliation for the team bullying her brother Pugsley. This leads her parents, Gomez and Morticia Addams, to enroll her in Nevermore Academy in Jericho, Vermont, a school for monstrous outcasts once attended by them. Wednesday's cold, emotionless personality and her defiant nature make it difficult for her to connect with her schoolmates and cause her to run afoul of the school's principal. However, she discovers she has psychic abilities that allow her to solve a local murder mystery."

The eight-episode series was released on Netflix on November 23, 2022. You can stream 'Wednesday' on Netflix.