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Netflix Top 10: ‘Wednesday’ Snaps ‘Stranger Things 4’ Record for Most Hours Viewed in a Week With 341 Million

Wednesday. (L to R) Thing, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in episode 104 of Wednesday. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
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Netflix’s “Wednesday” arrived with a bang. The fantasy series starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams tops the Netflix Top 10 TV chart for the week of Nov. 21-27 with 341.2 million hours viewed following its Nov. 23 premiere.

According to Netflix’s data, “Wednesday” is the new record holder for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix. “Stranger Things” Season 4 previously held the record with 335.01 million hours viewed, which was counted during the week of May 30 – June 5. Notably, Ryan Murphy’s “Monster” brought in 299.840 million for week of Sep 26 – Oct 2, but didn’t topple “Stranger Things” for No. 1.

More than 50 million households have seen “Wednesday” since it premiered just under a week ago.

“1899” remains at second on the English-language TV series list in its first full week of availability with 87.89 million hours viewed – a slight jump from last week’s 79.27 million figure. Starring Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, the historical thriller premiered on Nov. 17. The series follows the passengers on an immigrant ship who are faced with a “mind-bending riddle” after several mysterious events change the ship’s course.

“The Crown” Season 5 dropped to No. 3 on the list, ending its two-week run at the top of the chart. The latest season earned 42.36 million hours viewed during the viewing window, which is a significant decrease from last week’s 84.3 million.

Coming in under the British drama is Season 3 of “Dead to Me,” which raked in 33.3 million hours viewed in its first full week of availability. Starring Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate, the show’s final season picks up with new surprises Judy (Cardellini) and Jen (Applegate). When Judy discovers she has cancer, Jen is hit with a surprise pregnancy. The show’s opening season also rejoined the list at No. 10 with 11.9 million hours viewed.

“Manifest” Seasons 4,1, and 3 took the fifth, sixth, and eighth spots on the list. Part one of the show’s final chapter, which debuted on the streamer on Nov. 4, picked up 21.6 million hours viewed in its third week of viewing, while Seasons 1 and 3 earned 15 and 12.26 million hours viewed, respectively.

The limited series “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?” cracked the chart at No. 7 with 14.16 million hours viewed after it premiered on Nov. 17. The four-part documentary tells the true and quirky story of John Leonard who took on PepsiCo in court after he attempted to win a fighter jet in a Pepsi sweepstakes.

Also on the list is “Warrior Nun” Season 2. With 11.97 million hours viewed, the fantasy drama starring Alba Baptista experienced a drop in viewership figures, falling to No. 9.

See Netflix’s Top 10 lists for the week of Nov. 21-27 below, beginning with English-language series and followed by non-English-language TV shows, English-language movies and then non-English-language movies.