Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Debut Second-Highest All Time

Newly released data from Nielsen finds that “Wednesday” generated nearly 6 billion minutes consumed across its eight episodes through Nov. 27 — the second-best first-week performance by a Netflix original series, behind the “Stranger Things” season four debut, which tallied 7.2 billion minutes.

“Wednesday,” a Tim Burton-directed horror comedy based on The Adams Family’s daughter Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega), debuted Nov. 23.

The series’ performance was enough to easily distance the third and final season debut of “Dead to Me,” with almost 1.5 billion minutes consumed across 30 episodes of the Christina Applegate/Linda Cardellini/James Marsden adult comedy.

Other content to break 1 billion minutes consumed included new series “1899,” with 1.1 billion across eight episodes; “The Crown,” with 1.1 billion minutes across 50 episodes, and original movie Slumberland, with 1 billion minutes.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Wednesday 8 5,988
2 Netflix Dead To Me 30 1,464
3 Netflix 1899 8 1,109
4 Netflix The Crown 50 1,109
5 Netflix Slumberland 1 1,057
6 Netflix Manifest 52 988
7 Netflix NCIS 339 811
8 Peacock Yellowstone 38 736
9 Netflix The Noel Diary 1 707
10 Netflix Cocomelon 18 702

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