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The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: December 2022

Another week passes by, and while we reflect on the magnitude of a year rich in series success for Netflix, here we have the most popular TV shows around in one perfect list.

Every month of the year seems to have seen a dramatic spike in hours viewed for one particular series. Earlier in the year, the world couldn’t stop talking about Stranger Things; later on, it was DAHMER, and right now, it is Wednesday the quasi-teen detective story set in the world of Nevermore Academy and The Addams Family. And, in truth, the series is worth every minute it has been watched.

And that’s a lot of minutes. The show is top of the most popular charts for yet another week and has amassed a humungous 411 million hours of viewing, a climb of 100 million in its first week. That’s no mean feat. Usually, when such specific series land, they have an initial explosion before the hype subsides and its demographic is sated. However, Wednesday just keeps on moving forward.

Of course, there are a few good reasons for that. Not only is Jenna Ortega incredible in the series, providing a sense of deadpan cool that few can pull off with authenticity, but with Tim Burton on as executive producer and a soundtrack that will out last us all, this series looks set to be a cult classic.

In truth, the rest of the list is somewhat inconsequential, with second on the chart, 1899, a powerful tale of migrant pain and anguish, amazing a little over ten per cent of Wednesday‘s viewing hours at 44 million. Manifest and its first season remain on the chart for its 24th week, while its fourth season also finds a place. Season five of The Crown also remains steadfast on the chart.

We have some new arrivals this week, with the third season of Blood and Water, Crime Scene: The Killing Fields and Firefly Lane all finding a spot on the list during their first week of airing.

You can view the full list below.

The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week:

  1. Wednesday: Season 1
  2. 1899: Season 1
  3. Firefly Lane: Season 2
  4. The Crown: Season 5
  5. Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields: Limited Series
  6. Dead to Me: Season 3
  7. Manifest: Season 4
  8. Blood & Water: Season 3
  9. Manifest: Season 1
  10. Little Angel: Volume 1