The series has already been watched a total of 286.79 million hours during the week of May 23-30 and quickly made the No. 1 in 83 different countries. This comes after only three days of availability, as Volume 1 of the season debuted with seven episodes on Friday.
For comparison, “Bridgerton” Season 2 was viewed for 193 million hours over its debut weekend, which occurred during the week of March 21-27. That impressive three-day viewership was a record-breaker for the streamer, with “Bridgerton” Season 2 becoming the most-watched Netflix English-language TV title in its premiere weekend in Netflix history. Now, “Stranger Things 4” holds that title and broke the “Bridgerton” record by nearly 50%.
“Stranger Things” became a flagship series for Netflix immediately upon its debut in 2016, which introduced young actors Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin opposite seasoned veterans including Winona Ryder and David Harbour.
Volume 2 of “Stranger Things” Season 4 will arrive on Netflix on July 1, consisting of two episodes. The series has already been renewed for its fifth and final season.