Netflix reveals its most streamed show of all time
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Netflix reveals its most streamed show of all time

As the world’s most popular television and film streaming platform, Netflix can rack up incredible streaming figures for its popular titles. The platform has recently revealed a list of its most popular shows, with Wednesday and Squid Game taking the top spots. 

The Tim Burton creation stars Jenna Ortega in the titular role alongside Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair. It arrived on Netflix at the end of 2022, following a few months of heavy anticipation. Ultimately, it lived up to the hype and drew in some serious viewing figures. 

Wednesday was quick to beat the streaming record previously held by the fourth season of Stranger Things, which arrived in the summer of 2022. Now, the Addams Family reboot has amassed a mind-blowing 1,718,800,000 hours viewed, and with season two set for a 2025 release, viewers are unlikely to be distracted any time soon. 

The family-friendly gothic drama follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. As she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, she encounters nefarious dealings on campus and winds up solving a mystery that involves her parents. 

Production on season two is well underway, with filming reportedly taking place in Ireland. Ortega will return to her role as the unsmiling student, ready to solve a new mystery. According to  a statement from showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar in May, “Our goal this season was to discover some fresh faces as well as invite some acting legends we’ve always admired to join Jenna and the gang at Nevermore.” 

The most-watched series in Netflix history:

While Wednesday takes the top spot in the English-speaking world, the Korean thriller series Squid Game has blown these figures out of the water with 2,205,200,000 hours of viewing time. This equates to 251,735 years of viewing time. 

Squid Game, created by Hwang Dong-hyuk and starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Wi Ha-joon, arrived in 2021 and attracted audiences worldwide with its novel concept of gory gameplay. The edge-of-the-seat drama is set to continue with a second season slated for December 2024.