Nielsen: ‘Wednesday’ Among Four Shows Topping 1 Billion Minutes Each in Weekly Streaming Through Dec. 11

Netflix original series “Wednesday,” starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,” again topped Nielsen’s weekly chart of the top 10 programs streamed across household televisions. The series tallied more than 3.3 billion minutes across eight episodes for the week ended Dec. 11.

The show dropped below the 5 billion-minute weekly threshold (3.3 billion minutes) achieved over the past 14 days, while three other Netflix series topped 1 billion minutes each, including “Firefly Lane” (1.36 billion), Brad Pitt-starrer Bullet Train with 1.34 billion minutes, and “Harry & Meghan” with 1.26 billion minutes.

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Viewers streamed 752 million minutes watching the second season finale of “The White Lotus,” on HBO Max, which topped four seasons of “Yellowstone” at 726 million minutes on Peacock. Three of the bottom four shows included reruns of “Friends” on Max (235 million minutes), “NCIS” (885 million minutes) and “Gilmore Girls” (628 million minutes).

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Wednesday (2022) 8 3,335
2 Netflix Firefly Lane 19 1,361
3 Netflix Bullet Train (2022) 1 1,345
4 Netflix Harry & Meghan (2022) 3 1,265
5 Netflix Cocomelon 18 945
6 Netflix NCIS 339 885
7 HBO Max The White Lotus 13 752
8 HBO Max Friends 235 737
9 Peacock Yellowstone 40 726
10 Netflix Gilmore Girls 153 628

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

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