In the first week after its release, the horror comedy series "Wednesday" brought in impressive numbers for the Netflix streaming service. Around 340 million hours of the show starring Jenna Ortega (20) were streamed right from the start – more than from the fourth season of "Stranger Things". In the second week of release from November 28th to December 4th, "Wednesday" even surpassed these numbers: more than 411 million hours of the black humorous gothic series were watched, according to official Netflix figures.
Twelve days after publication, the series, which only started on November 23, has become the third most successful English-language Netflix original ever with around 752 minutes streamed. Only the serial killer show "Dahmer - Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer" and season four of "Stranger Things" are currently ahead of "Wednesday" among the English-language shows. However, the "Dahmer" series should overtake "Wednesday" in the coming week, because it was streamed for around 856 million minutes in the first 28 days after its release.
For the first time ever, an English-language Netflix series has clocked up more than 400 million hours watched in one week. In this regard, the 2021 South Korean series "Squid Game" is the sole record holder. Season one of the thriller series was watched three times over 400 million hours in one week, with an incredible 572 million streamed hours of "Squid Game" in the third week after publication.
"Wednesday" could also become only the third Netflix series ever to be watched over a billion hours in the first four weeks after release. Currently, Squid Game stands here at 1.65 billion hours viewed in the first 28 days, followed by Season 4 of Stranger Things at 1.35 billion hours. According to Netflix, "Wednesday" has been watched by 115 million households worldwide and is at the top of the streaming service charts in 89 countries. That reports "Deadline".
A second "Wednesday" season has not yet been ordered by Netflix.