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The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: January 2023

A new year has dawned on us, and yet the shadow of Jenna Ortega and Tim Burton’s masterpiece, Wednesday, still looms large over the most popular charts this week. It is still third in the charts with a whopping 81 million hours of viewing. Considering the series landed in the middle of November, the team behind the series can be proud of its huge impact.

Set to be noted as a cultural landmark, the series has spawned new fashion, dances and viral trends. It has just been commissioned for a second series despite momentary worries that the show may depart for new pastures. Thankfully, Wednesday and the whole gang will be back on Netflix in due course.

However, with Wednesday in the third spot, we have confirmation that a new series is the talk of the town. While you could be forgiven for thinking Kaleidoscope, the new heist series with interactive watching schedules would be in the top spot, you’d be dead wrong. The second season of Ginny & Georgia has grabbed the accolade.

Grabbing a mammoth audience of 180 million hours of viewing, the show has skyrocketed t the top of the charts in its first week. Naturally, the first season can also be found on the chart in fifth place, entering the top ten for the first time.

Kaleidoscope does take second place in the list, with a more than admirable 112 million hours of viewing. It would be our pick of the bunch too. It sees the traditional heist genre flipped on its head, with a variety of episodic timelines changing the story with every new viewing.

Other new entries include MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street and New Amsterdam, which can provide a little entertainment. However, if you’ve not managed to watch any of the top three this week, then we suggest you stop what you’re doing and get going, as all three of these titles will be remembered for a long time to come.

Find the full list of the most popular series this week below.

The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week:

  1. Ginny & Georgia: Season 2
  2. Kaleidoscope: Limited Series
  3. Wednesday: Season 1
  4. Emily in Paris: Season 3
  5. Ginny & Georgia: Season 1
  6. The Recruit: Season 1
  7. MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street: Limited Series
  8. Treason: Limited Series
  9. The Witcher: Blood Origin: Limited Series
  10. New Amsterdam: Season 1