Stranger Things Season 4 Breaks Viewership Records At Netflix
The first part of Season 4 tallied 286.79 million hours viewed worldwide.
Netflix's Stranger Things returned for its fourth season on May 27, and it broke records. Netflix announced today that the Season 4 debut was the "biggest premiere weekend" in Netflix's history for an English language TV show.
So far, Stranger Things Season 4 racked up 286.79 million hours viewed worldwide. What's more, Netflix said the show jumped to No. 1 in 83 countries, which is also a record for a Netflix series.
The previous record for an English language series on Netflix was held by Bridgerton Season 2, according to Variety. Seven episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 debuted May 27, with the remainder of the super-sized episodes scheduled to arrive in July. A fifth and final season will follow sometime later.
Stranger Things 4 has been running up that hill since Friday, becoming the biggest premiere weekend ever for an English language TV show on Netflix with 286.79 million hours viewed globally!— Netflix (@netflix) May 31, 2022
It also skyrocketed to the 001 spot in 83 countries — another premiere weekend record! pic.twitter.com/2mRiT5XQLT
Netflix now measures viewership by total hours watched, which wasn't the way the company did it when Stranger Things Season 3 debuted. As such, comparisons to previous seasons of Stranger Things would not be fair or complete.
Stranger Things Season 4 premiered just a few days after the Uvalde shooting. Netflix added a content warning to the show regarding violence involving children in response to this.
For more, check out GameSpot's Stranger Things Season 4 review.
While Stranger Things is ending with its fifth season, spin-offs could follow to extend the wider Stranger Things universe. For more on Season 4, check out the gallery below.