It’s been another interesting month for Netflix in December 2022, as the streaming giant continues to stream into the entertainment world with a diverse selection of shows and films.
Leading the pack this week is Wednesday, the comedy mystery series that has captivated audiences around the globe. In just four weeks, Wednesday has become the second most popular English-language series on Netflix, with a staggering 1.19 billion total hours viewed. That’s an average of 6.8 hours per household, meaning almost 176 million households have tuned in to see the series so far.
But Wednesday wasn’t the only show making waves this week, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s high-profile love story in Volume II of Harry & Meghan continued to fascinate audiences with its dirt-dishing car-crash antics. The in-depth documentary series has racked up 97.71 million hours viewed, making it a top 10 hit in 85 countries, including the number one spot in the UK. Since its premiere, almost 33 million households have tuned in to see the series, which has an average watch time of 5.5 hours per household.
Noah Centineo’s action-thriller The Recruit also made a strong debut on the list, coming in at number three with 52.3 million hours viewed. Fans of saucy reality dating series Too Hot To Handle were also treated to a new season this week, with 37.83 million hours viewed. And based on the iconic video game, the animated series Sonic Prime also made a splash on the list with 27.72 million hours viewed.
On the English Films list, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio took the top spot with 39.38 million hours viewed. The film has received critical acclaim, with a “Certified Fresh” score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has also been nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards. Fans looking to get into the holiday spirit also enjoyed I Believe in Santa (19.96 million hours viewed), Falling for Christmas (6.4 million hours viewed), Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (5.68 million hours viewed), and The Noel Diary (5.56 million hours viewed).
On the Non-English Films list, Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines was the most popular, with 27.06 million hours viewed. Other hits included Norwegian fantasy-scifi action-adventure Troll (16.27 million hours viewed), Italian action-adventure My Name is Vendetta (7.23 million hours viewed), Argentinian romantic comedy The Marriage App (6.97 million hours viewed), and Polish romantic comedy Delivery By Christmas (3.12 million hours viewed). New entrants on the list included Indonesian action-adventure The Big 4 (16.39 million hours viewed) and Turkish romantic comedy Private Lesson (4.34 million hours viewed).
Finally, on the Non-English TV list, Colombian dramas dominated, with The Unbroken Voice at the top with 22.57 million hours viewed and Til Money Do Us Part close behind with 17.12 million hours viewed. K-content was also popular, with Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area, anime Lookism, and dramas Under the Queen’s Umbrella and Part 1 (13.5 million hours viewed) and Part 2 (13.07 million hours viewed) of Alchemy of Souls all making the list. Italian rom-com I Hate Christmas had 9.49 million hours viewed, and Norwegian drama A Storm For Christmas had 12.33 million hours viewed.