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With 752.52 Million Hours Viewed, Jenna Ortega Beats Henry Cavill as Wednesday Outruns The Witcher as Third Most Popular Netflix English Series

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Wednesday continues shattering records as it is now the third most popular English show on Netflix with 752.52 million hours of viewership. According to the streaming giant itself, the Jenna Ortega series has now only Stranger Things Season 4 and Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story to defeat to gain the peak position. Interestingly, the show has also beaten Henry Cavill’s The Witcher (currently standing at the 8th position on the list) once more in a unique way.

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Focusing on the character of Wednesday Addams from the iconic Addam’s Family franchise created by Charles Addams, the Netflix show has taken the Internet by storm. Fans were already excited about the association of Tim Burton with the series which garnered a huge audience. On the other hand, Ortega’s popularity has also taken a high leap following its success.

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Wednesday continues to rule Netflix

Netflix calculates its top 10 most popular series or films based on the hours it was viewed during their first 28 days of release. According to this, Wednesday holds the third position in the list with 752.52 million views after it was released on November 23.

Jenna Ortega Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams

Starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwendoline Christie, and various others the show focuses on Wednesday Addams who is sent to Nevermore Academy, a school for the monstrous outcasts. There she discovers that she has powers and what happens after follows the main premise of the eight-episode-long series.

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Wednesday has taken down several big names

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
The Witcher’s viewership record has been shattered by Wednesday

The cold and emotionless Jenna Ortega character have also beaten our beloved and fierce Geralt of Rivia in a very unique way. While The Witcher is still in the most popular list standing at the 8th position, it was also in the top 3 earlier. The pilot season of the Henry Cavill series garnered around 541 million views during its first 28 days and sat in the top 3 for plenty of days before being pushed down by various new releases.

Wednesday overtakes The Witcher
The most popular Netflix TV Show list recorded in the month of January 2022

Consistently dominating the weekly list of Netflix, it is a precedent that Wednesday can surpass the top 2 shows. Currently, the Duffer Brothers show has 1.35 billion hours of views in its first 28 days while Dahmer has got 856.2 million. Earlier it also defeated Stranger Things Season 4 when it garnered a gigantic 341.2 million hours thereby making it the most hours viewed in a single week.

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Is a season 2 of Wednesday in the making?

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
The creators of Wednesday, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

Looking at the colossal popularity received by the show, the second season is only a step behind to get the green flag. Additionally, during an interview with Variety, the creators of the show have also hinted at a potential renewal. On being asked about the return, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar were clear about their plans to return:

“Yeah. For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters… We certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons.”  

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Likely, Netflix will soon officially announce the second season after the first season comes out to be such a huge success. Till then everyone can enjoy the series and it will be hoped that the second season will also receive the same kind of reception as the present one.

All the seasons of Wednesday can be streamed on Netflix.

Source: Netflix

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.