Netflix’s official list of its most watched programs in history is a fascinating collection of data for numbers-obsessed pop culture geeks everywhere, but it’s also a frustrating assemblage of figures. After all, Netflix is the one providing numbers for its own productions. It’s hard to trust any corporation bragging about its own accomplishments, let alone one framing all those accomplishments through data it’s cultivated on its own. Still, examining these numbers makes one thing clear: Jenna Ortega‘s Wednesday was an incredibly popular TV show. Like, really, really popular.
The success of Jenna Ortega & Tim Burton’s Wednesday, plus Squid Game, Stranger Things, and The Queen’s Gambit proves Netflix is better at TV.