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Stranger Things Season 4 Breaks Viewership Records At Netflix

The first part of Season 4 tallied 286.79 million hours viewed worldwide.

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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.

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.

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