The Addams Family spinoff show Wednesday has set a new Netflix viewership record, breaking the previous record held by the streaming platform’s mega-hit show Stranger Things. The new series, based around the character of Wednesday Addams, is the first live-action installment in The Addams Family franchise since The New Addams Family TV series, which ran from October 1998 to August 1999. Starring Jenna Ortega as the titular character, Wednesday premiered on November 23 and has wasted no time in setting a new record.
According to THR, Wednesday enjoyed the biggest ever opening week for an English language series in Netflix history, overtaking the previous record set by ratings behemoth Stranger Things. The series racked up a staggering 341.2 million hours of viewing globally during its opening week, beating the previous 335 million hours set by Stranger Things season 4. Despite this, the total remains short of the all-time opening week record of 571.76 million hours set by Squid Game last year.
Written by: Super Andy