Wednesday breaks another extraordinary Netflix record amid the Covid controversy

The hit series from Netflix Wednesday broke another viewership record in his second week on the platform.

Since its release last month, the series – which stars Jenna Ortega as the Addams Family character Wednesday Addams – has proven to be a massive hit with viewers.

After it knocked out stranger things For the most viewing time in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix, it now broke its own record in the week of November 28th to December 4th.

This means Wednesday marks the first time an English-language series hit 400 million hours in one week on Netflix. Last years Squid Game peaked at 571.76 million hours in its third week of release.

acc The Hollywood Reporterthe eight-episode show is now number three in the streamer’s all-time ranking of English-language shows with a total of 752.52 million hours watched.

It’s on the way to pass Ryan Murphy’s Dahmer – Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmerwhich has 856.22 million hours) and has a good chance of becoming the third show on Netflix (in any language) to hit 1 billion hours of watchtime in its first four weeks.

Both Squid Game and season four of stranger things have reached this milestone, accumulating 1.65 billion and 1.35 billion hours respectively in the first four weeks of publication.

This isn’t the first record that Wednesday has broken.

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The series had a huge opening week on the streamer, which saw 341.2 million hours of global viewing last week, beating season four’s record of stranger things as the best week for all English language series on the streamer.

However, some viewers have feared that the success would not be forthcoming Wednesday will push Netflix to greenlight fewer shows based on original ideas and focus more on existing franchises.

However, the series recently faced some backlash after Ortega revealed she had Covid while filming her now-famous dance sequence, with some calling the decision to film the scene “dangerous” and “unethical”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/wednesday-netflix-record-covid-b2240422.html Wednesday breaks another extraordinary Netflix record amid the Covid controversy

JOE HERNANDEZ

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