Netflix Officially Breaks the Streaming Record for ‘Stranger Things Season 4’
Let me start by saying that there are no spoilers for season four. My dear friends, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Stranger Things took things to the next level this season. It’s an exciting ride, from the acting to the production value to the intensity and horror. But it’s one we are so happy to be on.
We knew that season four would be a great series even before it premiered. This was due to the long runtime and the staggering $30,000,000 episode budget. You don’t need to finish the entire season or just one episode. To see the impact of Stranger Things on your life, all you have to do is look at iTunes. It has ranked Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” at number one for 37 years since its release.
To add to the evident success, Stranger Things’ fourth season has broken the Netflix streaming records of any English-language TV show. The series had been watched for over 286.79 million hours worldwide in its first weekend on the streaming service. Netflix added that Stranger Things had “skyrocketed” to the number 001 in 83 countries, a new record.
Stranger Things took the title from Bridgerton’s season 2, viewed for more than 193 million hours. Stranger Things had an impressive increase of approximately 93 million additional hours. This is a lot, in case you didn’t know.
To put it in context of Stranger Things’ previous viewing figures, season 3 was viewed by 64 million households on its launch weekend back in 2019! This is not a fair comparison. It used to take around 70% of an episode to be viewed to count as a view, but Netflix now counts total viewing hours. Stranger Things is enjoying a new audience, and Part 2 is yet to be released. Keep your eyes peeled for Part 2 on July 1. It’s exciting.