Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Again Topped Weekly Household Streaming Through Dec. 18

Netflix’s original dark comedy “Wednesday” topped all household TV weekly streaming with 2.16 billion minutes across eight episodes through Dec. 18. The tally was down 35% from more than 3.35 billion minutes during the previous week.

Fellow podium shows included “Harry & Meghan” with 1.69 billion minutes, and “Cocomelon,” with 959 million minutes through 18 episodes. Three other shows topped 900 million minutes, including “NCIS,” “The Recruit” and “The White Lotus.”

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Wednesday (2022) 8 2,160
2 Netflix Harry & Meghan (2022) 6 1,690
3 Netflix Cocomelon 18 959
4 Netflix NCIS 339 941
5 Netflix The Recruit (2022) 8 925
6 HBO Max The White Lotus 13 902
7 Netflix Prisoners (2013) 1 857
8 HBO Max Friends 235 723
9 Hulu Criminal Minds 328 672
10 Netflix Firefly Lane 19 672

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

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.

Nielsen: ‘Wednesday,’ Netflix Dominated Weekly Streaming Through Dec. 4

The Netflix original series “Wednesday,” starring Jenna Ortega as twisted Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,” tallied more than 5.3 billion minutes across eight episodes to top household TV streaming from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2022, according to new data from Nielsen.

The show barely missed a beat since debuting the previous week with more than 5.9 billion minutes through Thanksgiving weekend.

“Wednesday” easily topped the next five most-popular programs and a movie combined, which included the second-season premiere of “Firefly Lane” (967 million minutes), “Dead to Me” (898 million), movie Troll (880 million), “Cocomelon” (873 million), “The Crown” (814 million), and “Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields” (737 million).

For the week, Netflix accounted for all 10 of the most-streamed content titles across household televisions.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed
(Millions)
1 Netflix Wednesday (2022) 8 5,326
2 Netflix Firefly Lane 19 967
3 Netflix Dead To Me 30 898
4 Netflix Troll (2022) 1 880
5 Netflix Cocomelon 18 873
6 Netflix The Crown 50 814
7 Netflix Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields 3 737
8 Netflix NCIS 339 705
9 Netflix Bullet Train (2022) 1 701
10 Netflix Manifest 52 680

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

‘Stranger Things’ Back to No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart, ‘Wednesday’ Down to No. 2

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Dec. 23. The series had a 14.6% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 68 times the demand of an average series.

The series got a bit of a boost during the week from rumors of an anime spinoff. “Stranger Things” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

Another Netflix series, the “Addams Family”-inspired “Wednesday,” dropped back to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after a week atop all TV series. The show, about the misadventures of the Addams daughter at a boarding school, had a 38.8% drop in demand expressions, giving it 48.6 times the demand of an average series. “Wednesday” was No. 10 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

No. 3 was the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which had a 0.7% drop in demand expressions to give it 39.2 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” stayed No. 4, with a 0.6% rise in demand expressions, giving it 38.4 times average demand. Buzz for the series increased in the lead-up to the Dec. 25 debut of prequel series, “The Witcher: Blood Origin.”

HBO Max’s superhero series “Titans” remained No. 5 with a 0.5% drop in demand expressions, giving it 37.7 times average demand. The show recently concluded the first half of its sixth season, with the remaining episodes due later this year.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Saturday Night Live” with 74.7 times average demand.

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Netflix: ‘Knives Out 2,’ ‘Wednesday’ Topped Weekly Streaming Through Christmas

Tim Burton’s original dark comedy series “Wednesday” continues to attract streamers, generating another 118.5 million hours of viewing in its fifth week of release on Netflix through Dec. 25. The series, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,”narrowly edged out the third season debut of “Emily in Paris,” with 117.6 million hours consumed.

“Wednesday” has now generated almost 1.24 billion hours of viewing, just 115 million hours (about one week) behind longtime English-language all-time front runner “Stranger Things” season four with 1.35 billion hours.

The “Emily in Paris” season three premiere was bigger than the premiere of seasons one and two, and marked the show’s return to the Top 10 chart two years after it debuted.

Separately, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, sequel to Lionsgate’s 2019 box office hit Knives Out, finished the Christmas weekend as Netflix’s No. 1 English-language movie streamed globally with 82.1 million view hours across 93 countries. 

Other popular English-language movies streamed over the holiday included The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari with 25.1 million hours in its second week availability; and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio with another 19.1 million hours in its third week of release.

In addition to perennial favorites, The Christmas Chronicles (9.8 million hours), The Christmas Chronicles 2 (7.2 million), I Believe in Santa (10 million) and Falling for Christmas (7.9 million), Netflix streamers consumed 10.9 million hours of A Bad Moms Christmas in its streaming debut.

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

Netflix: ‘Wednesday’ Tops Netflix’s English-Language Chart for Fourth Straight Week

Tim Burton’s comedy mystery series “Wednesday” added nearly 174 million hours viewed for the week ended Dec. 18 to top Netflix’s English-language TV chart for the fourth-consecutive week.

The series, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams from the “The Addams Family,” holds the record for the second-most-popular English-language series on the streamer with 1.19 billion total hours viewed, behind all-time leader “Stranger Things” season four.

Harry & Meghan,” the documentary series about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, chalked up nearly 98 million hours viewed and appeared in the top 10 in 85 countries, including No. 1 in the United Kingdom. Since its premiere, nearly 33 million households have viewed the series.

The spy thriller “The Recruit,” starring Noah Centineo, launched to No. 3 with 52.3 million hours streamed. That was followed by the fourth season of reality dating show “Too Hot to Handle,” with almost 38 million hours viewed. Video game-based animated series “Sonic Prime” launched with almost 28 million hours viewed. The first and second seasons of “Firefly Lane” remained on the chart with 10.7 million and 26.6 million hours viewed, respectively.  

Among English-language movies, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio again finished No. 1 with more than 39 million hours streamed. Winter holiday movies continued to gain traction, led by I Believe in Santa (20 million hours viewed), Falling for Christmas (6.4 million hours), Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (5.7 million hours) and The Noel Diary (5.6 million hours). Meanwhile, Lady Chatterley’s Lover remained on the top 10 list with more than 11 million hours viewed. Finally, documentary The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari, entered the chart with almost 9 million hours streamed.

On the non-English-language movie chart, Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines topped the list with 27 million hours viewed, Norwegian action-adventure Troll saw another 16.3 million hours viewed, Italian action-adventure My Name Is Vendetta had 7 million hours, Argentinian romantic comedy The Marriage App saw almost 7 million hours viewed, and Polish romantic comedy Delivery by Christmas had more than three million hours streamed. 

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Colombian dramas were mainstays on the non-English-language TV chart. “The Unbroken Voice” sat atop the list with 22.6 million hours viewed, while “Til Money Do Us Part” saw another 17 million hours viewed. Korean content returned to the charts, with “Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area,” anime release “Lookism,” and dramas “Under the Queen’s Umbrella,” and Part 1 (13.5 million hours) and Part 2 (13.07 million hours) of “Alchemy of Souls.” Finally, Italian romantic comedy “I Hate Christmas” had 9.5 million hours viewed, and Norwegian drama “A Storm For Christmas” had 12.3 million hours viewed. 

‘Wednesday’ Takes Over Top Spot on Parrot’s Television Demand Chart

Netflix’s spooky mystery series “Wednesday” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Dec. 16, as well as Parrot’s list of all TV shows. The “Addams Family”-inspired series had a 27.7% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 77.8 times the demand of an average series.

Another Netflix series, the supernatural thriller “Stranger Things,” slipped to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after 35 consecutive weeks in the top spot. “Stranger Things,” which was No. 5 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows, had a 10.1% drop in demand expressions, giving it 58.1 times the demand of an average series.

Maintaining No. 3 was the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which had a 4.7% drop in demand expressions to give it 38.7 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Witcher” climbed a spot to No. 4, grabbing 37.4 times average demand after a 5.1% increase in demand expressions. Buzz for the series has increased in the lead-up to the Dec. 25 premiere of prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin.”

HBO Max’s superhero series “Titans” slid to No. 5 with a 4.6% drop in demand expressions, giving it 37.1 times average demand. The show is in the midst of its fourth season, with the first batch of six episodes concluding Dec. 1. The remaining six of the season will bow in 2023.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

After “Wednesday,” the No. 2 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants” with 69.1 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

 

Reelgood: ‘Wednesday,’ ‘White Lotus’ Top Weekly Streaming Through Dec. 14

Netflix and HBO Max continue their ongoing battle for streaming content popularity with Tim Burton’s “Wednesday” and Mike White’s “The White Lotus” dominating weekly viewership through Dec. 14, according to new data from Reelgood, which uses first-party data from its 5 million users in the U.S. interacting with movies and TV shows on the platform in real time.

“Wednesday,” starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,” topped the chart for the third week, edging the second season of “Lotus,” which finds an all-new cast of characters on a search of personal discovery, intrigue and drama at another namesake resort (actually The Four Seasons), this time in Taormina, Sicily. The first season took place on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The series bested Sony’s action comedy, Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt as a ex-hit man and now streaming exclusively on Netflix, and season five of “Yellowstone,” which streams on Peacock.

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Top 10 shows and movies of the week

1. “Wednesday” (Netflix)
2. “The White Lotus” (HBO Max)
3. Bullet Train (Netflix)
4. “Yellowstone” (Paramount+)
5. Emily the Criminal (Netflix)
6. “Willow” (Disney+)
7. Everything Everywhere All at Once (FuboTV and Showtime Anytime)
8. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
9. “Three Pines” (Prime Video)
10. Amsterdam (HBO Max)

Netflix: ‘Wednesday’ Passes ‘Dahmer’ With More Than 1 Billion Hours Streamed in 28 Days

The Golden Globes-nominated series “Wednesday” has topped more than 1 billion hours streamed in less than 28 days, according to Netflix’s weekly top 10 chart through Dec. 11.

The “Addams Family”-themed show from director Tim Burton is now the second-most-streamed English- language program in Netflix’s history. Since its Nov. 23 debut, more than 150 million subscriber households have seen the show (1.02 billion divided by 6.8 hours). “Wednesday” ended the week with 269.67 million hours viewed across 90 countries.

Meanwhile, documentary series “Harry & Meghan” debuted with 81.55 million hours viewed, the highest view hours of any documentary title in a premiere week. The series from Oscar-nominated  director Liz Garbus appeared in the top 10 across 85 countries, including No. 1 in the United Kingdom. After four days, more than 28 million households have seen the first three episodes

Lady Chatterley’s Lover finished the week No. 1 on the English language movies list with 29.03 million hours viewed. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio finished No. 2 with 28 million hours viewed. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (13.05 million hours viewed), The Swimmers (11.72 million hours), The Noel Diary (11.58 million hours) and Slumberland (10.38 million hours) returned to the list. 

Colombian dramas “The Unbroken Voice” (26.88 million hours viewed) and “Til Money Do Us Part” (20.88 million hours) retained their No. 1 and No. 2 spots from the previous week on the non-English-language TV list. 

Norwegian action-adventure Troll finished atop the non-English-language movie list with52.3 million hours viewed across 93 countries, and 128.13 million hours viewed in its first 28 days. Returning movies to the list included Italian action-adventure My Name is Vendetta with 23.6 million hours viewed, Hong Kong dystopian thriller Warriors of Future with 11.6 million hours, Spanish drama A Man of Action with 11.6 million hours, and Brazilian romantic comedy Christmas Full of Grace with 8.6 million hours viewed. Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines (17.1 million hours), Polish romantic comedy Delivered By Christmas (8.1 million hours), and Argentinian romantic comedy,The Marriage App (6.1 million hours) all entered the list for the first time.

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