Wednesday has overtaken Stranger Things in Netflix’s viewership rankings after the streaming service changed the way it reports its figures.
The average viewership on the platform will now be labelled as ‘views’, which is calculated by the number of hours watched divided by the total runtime, according to Deadline.
This new metric will help determine the company’s current Top 10 rankings and its best-of-all-time list, and the timeframe for this has also been extended from 28 days to 91 to reward longevity.
As a result of these tweaks, The Addams Family spin-off has now overtaken Stranger Things 4 to become the most popular English-language series on the service.
While Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story remains in third place, with the first season of Bridgerton overtaking its follow-up to secure the fourth spot.
New entries in the top 10 included The Queen’s Gambit (5th) and The Watcher (10th), with the top tier being rounded out by The Night Agent, Stranger Things 3, the second season of Bridgerton, and the first season of The Witcher.
Squid Game remains the most viewed series overall on the service, with other popular non-English language shows including Money Heist, Lupin and Élite.
In terms of Netflix’s film offering, Red Notice was a considerable way ahead of its nearest competitors, Don’t Look Up and The Adam Project.
Wednesday Addams actress Jenna Ortega has revealed that the second season will avoid any romantic storylines that were established in season one, in favour of focusing on the darker, supernatural elements of the show.
“We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great,” she explained, “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more.
“Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.”
Wednesday streams on Netflix – season 2 has been confirmed.