Jenna Ortega’s ‘Wednesday’ Breaks Netflix Record During Its Opening Week

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Over the last four seasons, the popularity of Stranger Things on Netflix has proven that viewers like mysterious and spooky shows. They apparently like them to be all together ooky, too.

On Tuesday (November 29), Netflix officially announced that one of its latest series, Wednesday, has broken the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series with 341.2 million hours. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that number beats the 335 million hours that season four of Stranger Things racked up earlier this year. Can we get a couple of celebratory snaps?

Wednesday, which stars Jenna Ortega in the title role, also tied another record with season 4 of Stranger Things when it landed as the No. 1 most-viewed series in 83 countries across the globe. It’s estimated that more than 50 million households watched at least part of the Tim Burton-directed series.

Squid Game still holds the overall record on Netflix. It pulled in 571.76 million hours viewed in a week last year. The South Korean survival series also scored two weeks above 400 million hours. That’s a lot of games of Red Light, Green Light.

In its review of Wednesday, Remezcla called the series “a hell of a lot of fun” and praised the performance of Ortega, “who seems to have been born to be the definitive version of Wednesday Addams for a new generation.”

Acclaim has come from audiences across a spectrum of Netflix viewers and celebrity fans of the show – from rapper Kid Cudi to Olympics medalist Laurie Hernandez. “This show is brilliant,” Hernandez tweeted. “Jenna Ortega is brilliant. This cast is brilliant. The storyline is brilliant. I’m having a blast watching Wednesday.”

Based on those Netflix statistics, Hernandez isn’t the only one enjoying what Remezcla describes as “spooky brilliance.”