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Netflix: Wednesday surpasses 1bn hours viewed

December 14, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Netflix’s Addams Family spin-off series, Wednesday, has crossed 1 billion hours viewed (with a total of 1.02 billion total hours viewed) in its third week of release, becoming only the third Netflix title to cross this milestone within its first 28 days –  joining Stranger Things Season 4 and Squid Game.

Wednesday also climbed into the #2 spot on the English TV Most Popular List. Since its debut, more than 150 million households have seen the series (1.02 billion divided by 6.8 hours). The hit series also held the #1 spot with 269.67 million hours viewed in the week commencing December 5th, and is #1 in 90 countries.

Meanwhile, Volume I of the in-depth documentary series Harry & Meghan debuted with 81.55 million hours viewed, the highest view hours of any documentary title in a premiere week. The series from Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus appeared in the Top 10 TV list in 85 countries, including #1 in the UK. After just four days, over 28 million households have seen the first three episodes (81.55 million divided by 2.9 hours), and Volume II premieres on December 15th.

Part 1 of the second and final season of Firefly Lane left viewers wanting more. Based on the novel of the same name, the series had 50.35 million hours viewed. Viewers also revisited Season 1, which entered the list with 20.94 million hours viewed. Mystery series 1899 had another 27.53 million hours viewed. Season 5 of The Crown held its standing with 18.9 million hours viewed. Season 4 of Too Hot to Handle returned to the list with 20.43 million hours viewed. Hosted by Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu, reality cooking series Snack vs Chef had 13.87 million hours viewed. Dead To Me had 11.9 million hours viewed and Season 4 of Manifest closed out the list with 10.54 million hours viewed.

With an additional 52.3 million hours viewed, Norwegian action-adventure Troll hit the top of the Non-English Films Most Popular List with 128.13 million total hours viewed — up from the eighth spot, and also appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries. Returning films included Italian action-adventure, My Name is Vendetta, with 23.6 million hours viewed, Hong Kong dystopian thriller Warriors of Future with 11.6 million hours viewed, Spanish drama A Man of Action with 11.6 million hours viewed and Brazilian rom-com Christmas Full of Grace with 8.6 million hours viewed. Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines (17.1 million hours viewed), Polish romantic comedy Delivered By Christmas (8.1 million hours viewed) and Argentinian romantic comedy The Marriage App (6.1 million hours viewed) all entered the list.

Starring Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell, Lady Chatterley’s Lover jumped to the #1 spot on the English Films List with 29.03 million hours viewed. In a hugley praised reimagining of the childhood classic, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio took viewers on an emotional journey, landing in the #2 spot with 28.08 million hours viewed. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (13.05 million hours viewed), The Swimmers (11.72 million hours viewed), The Noel Diary (11.58 million hours viewed) and Slumberland (10.38 million hours viewed) returned to the list. The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus brought holiday cheer to families with 10.4 million hours viewed.

Colombian dramas The Unbroken Voice (26.88 million hours viewed) and Til Money Do Us Part (20.88 million hours viewed) remained in the first and second spots on the Non-English TV List. Korean drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella, Spanish teen drama Elite, Korean thriller Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area and Japanese drama First Love kept viewers entertained. Italian rom-com I Hate Christmas, Turkish drama Hot Skull and Korean anime Lookism debuted on the list.

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