Netflix has released its list of the most popular TV shows of 2022, with Stranger Things season 4 taking the top spot. Stranger Things season 4 premiered on Netflix after a three-year wait following season 3. Before the latest season of Stranger Things, the longest gap between seasons was two years, from season 2 to season 3. Stranger Things season 4 had several production issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused the series to be delayed before debuting with massive success on Netflix.
Netflix has revealed its list of the “Most Popular TV In 2022,” and Stranger Things season 4 came in first. Vecna, the show’s terrifying antagonist who helped the series go viral on social media, was introduced in the most recent season of Stranger Things. With 19 weeks spent in the Top 10 on Netflix, Stranger Things tops the list. Wednesday, a brand-new series that might have won the top spot had it debuted earlier than November 23, is close behind in second place. The limited series Inventing Anna, the return of Bridgerton season 2, and the event series Dahmer complete the top five. See the complete top 10 list after the break:
Is There A Show That Can Top Stranger Things?
The ratings for season 4 of Stranger Things undoubtedly reflect the show’s popularity, which has unquestionably made it Netflix’s most successful franchise. The cast and crew of Stranger Things season 5, the series’ final season, are currently working on it, and while the series shows no signs of slowing down, the data for Netflix’s top television shows in 2022 has chosen a worthy successor in the form of the new supernatural series Wednesday. By the time Stranger Things season 4 ends in 2022, Wednesday will have surpassed Stranger Things as the most watched English-language Netflix series ever.
Based on The Addams Family series, Wednesday features Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams. In the sinister series, Wednesday investigates a murder mystery that includes a monster that is killing people near her school. Due to Wednesday’s characteristically emotionless personality, many of the show’s scenes went viral on social media. This helped Wednesday break Stranger Things’ record for the most English-language television episodes watched in a week on Netflix, totaling 341.2 million hours to the latter’s 335.1 million. Both programs competed for the title of most-watched English-language series on Netflix, with the Millie Bobby Brown program winning with just over 100 million hours watched. Netflix should have another record-breaking year thanks to the potential release of Wednesday season 2 and Stranger Things 5 in the same year.
What Netflix Shows Might Top In 2023?
Netflix’s production of original series isn’t about to slow down any time soon, and 2023 is expected to be a record-breaking year for the streaming service. The thriller You season 4 is one of the shows that is likely to compete for Netflix’s top spot. This season, Joe Goldberg returns for an international adventure, leaving the US for London. The series will also follow Netflix’s Stranger Things 4 release plan, which divides the season into two parts that come out one month apart. The Witcher, which will feature Henry Cavill’s final season in the role of Geralt, has the potential to become the most watched Netflix original series of 2023. Viewers are expected to flock to the fantasy series in large numbers to see Cavill bid the franchise farewell. Netflix is well-served for the year even though a new Stranger Things season shouldn’t premiere until 2023.