Netflix: New Horror Comedy ‘Wednesday’ Dominates Weekly Streaming Through Nov. 27

Netflix’s new horror comedy series “Wednesday,” based on “The Addams Family’s” character Wednesday Addams, topped the streamer’s weekly chart with a record 341.23 million hours viewed. The Tim Burton-directed series now holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix. Starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, the series was No. 1 across 83 countries — tied with the debut of “Stranger Things” season four.

German series “1899” finished No. 2 with almost 87.9 million hours viewed, while the fifth season of “The Crown” added 42.36 million hours. The third and final season of “Dead to Me” saw 33.33 million hours viewed in its debut, while the first season saw a resurgence with more than 11.9 million hours streamed. Netflix’s revival of erstwhile NBC drama “Manifest” saw the fourth and final season generate 21.6 million hours viewed. Season one of the show added 15 million hours, with season three contributing 12.26 million. Documentary series “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?” entered the chart with 14.16 million hours viewed.

Original movie Slumberland topped the English-language chart with 45.43 million hours viewed. Starring Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley, the movie finished in the top 10 across 93 countries. The Noel Diary with Justin Hartley (36.27 million hours), Falling for Christmas with Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet (14.98 million hours), Christmas With You, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Aimee Garcia (13.8 million hours), and Christmas on Mistletoe Farm (13.47 million hours) helped jumpstart the winter holidays.

The Swimmers debuted at No. 3 with 22.48 million hours viewed, while drama The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh, had 16.86 million hours viewed. Enola Holmes 2 tallied 9.67 million hours viewed and documentary Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich saw 7.29 million hours viewed.

The non-English-language movies chart included Polish action-thriller Lesson Plan (17.31 million hours viewed), French drama The Lost Patient (8.67 million hours), Mexican comedy Who’s a Good Boy? (3.18 million hours) and Swedish drama Off Track (2.67 million hours). 

Season six of Spanish teen drama “Elite” moved to No. 1 on the non-English-language TV chart with 48.27 million hours viewed. Colombian drama,”Til Money Do Us Part” and Korean drama “Under the Queen’s Umbrella” both returned to the chart. Debuts included the Korean thriller “Somebody,” Colombian drama “The Unbroken Voice,” Japanese drama “First Love,” and Hindi-language”Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.”

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