Netflix Top 10: ‘Wednesday’ takes the most popular list of all time
Only two weeks after its debut Netflix“Wednesday” is one of the streamer’s most popular series of all time.
With a total of 752.5 hours watched since its November 23 premiere, the series is already the No. 3 most-watched English-language TV title in Netflix history. Netflix calculates this list based on a project’s performance during its first 28 days of availability, meaning “Wednesday” still has two weeks to continue climbing the rankings.
By comparison, the No. 1 position belongs to “Stranger Things” Season 4 with 1.35 billion hours watched in the first 28 days, and “Monster — Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” follows with 856.2 million. A closer look reveals that “Wednesday” may well be on its way to surpassing both of them.
Like “Wednesday,” “Stranger Things” Season 4 made its debut on the most popular list at No. 3 in its second week on Netflix – but with 621.8 million hours, which is 130.7 million less than what “Wednesday” has achieved in the same time. And when “Monster” debuted on the Most Popular chart in its second week, that was it in ninth place with DKK 496.1 millionsignificantly behind where “Wednesday” is now.
The show’s strong performance also marks a bump out of the chart for season 4 of “Ozark,” which until now was at No. 10 with 491.1 million hours watched in its first month.
The Tim Burton series starring Jenna Ortega had already achieved record status before this. During the viewing window on 21-27 November, the series “Stranger Things” season 4 passed to achieve most hours watched in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix with 341.2 million. Between November 28 and December 4, it reset the record again, racking up 411.3 million hours watched and unsurprisingly taking the No. 1 position on Netflix Top 10 for the second week in a row.
And ratings aren’t the only measure of “Wednesday” success. The song “Goo Goo Muck” by the Cramps, which is used in a climactic dance sequence in the series, has seen a 9,500% increase in streaming compared to the previous month. In addition, fans on TikTok created a viral trend that set the dance sequence to Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary”, leading to a 1,800% increase in streaming.
Although Netflix has yet to officially renew “Wednesday,” you can read about showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar’s ideas for future seasons in a Variety interview here.
For the third week in a row, “1899” took second place on the English-language TV charts. The sci-fi series was watched for 44.6 million hours between November 28 and December 4, compared to 87.9 million the week before.
Season 2 of “Firefly Lane” debuted at No. 3 with 29 million hours watched in its first three days of availability on Netflix. And in fourth place was “The Crown” Season 5, which now has 27.8 million hours in its fourth week on Netflix, down from 42.4 million the previous week.
Limited series “Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields” debuted at No. 5 with 23.9 million hours after its Nov. 29 debut, indicating six days of availability on Netflix. The third and final season of “Dead to Me” followed in sixth place with 19.5 million hours in its third week, while “Manifest” Season 4 had its fifth week on the chart, landing at No. 7 with 15.5 million hours . Season 1 also remained on the chart for the fifth week in a row, at No. 9 with 11.7 million hours. Season 4 topped the charts when its 10-episode Part 1 first debuted, while previous seasons have regularly resurfaced over time, so it can be expected that when the final ten episodes are released (on a yet-to-be-announced date) , season 4 will climb further up again.
At the bottom of the chart, the debut of South African drama “Blood & Water” Season 3 rounded out at No. 8 with 12.7 million hours watched in TK days of availability, and Volume 1 of the children’s series “Little Angel” with 11.2 million hours in its second week on Netflix.
Also notable on the Netflix Top 10 this week was “Troll.” The Norwegian film was the overall second-most-watched title behind “Wednesday,” landing at the top of the non-English-language film chart with 75.9 million hours watched in just four days of availability. “Troll” is already Netflix’s No. 8 most-watched non-English language film of all time.
See Netflix’s Top 10 lists for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 below, starting with English-language series and followed by non-English-language TV series, English-language movies, and then non-English-language movies.