Move Over, ‘Stranger Things:’ a Brand-New Show Is Breaking Netflix Records

Move over Stranger Things, there’s a new sheriff in town (not you, Jim Hopper).

Tim Burton’s highly anticipated series Wednesday made its official debut on Netflix a few weeks back and it’s already breaking some massive records, and could even potentially surpass Stranger Things 4 in total hours viewed.  

The Hawkins crew in Stranger Things.

Longtime Addams fans get to see the return of the smart and slightly terrifying Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega), who transfers to the magical institution known as Nevermore Academy. 

Per a new report by the streaming service, the mystery series debuted in the number 1 spot with a whopping 341.23 million hours viewed in a week, with over 50 million households who have already seen the series. Now, the series holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on the platform. (Braaavo, Wednesday.)

In a previous article of ours, we reported that Stranger Things 4 became the most-watched season of English-language TV in a single week, with an astonishing 335.01M hours viewed. Clearly, that number has now been beaten.

At the time, the series claimed the number 1 spot in 91 countries, becoming a first-time achievement for an English television series. 

But wait, there’s more: Stranger Things became the first television series to jump to the top three of Netflix’s most popular list with 621.80M hours viewed, in less than two weeks of its premiere.

If you need a sign to go watch Wednesday right now, this is it.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...