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‘Stranger Things 4’ Sets Netflix Viewership Record In Opening Weekend

‘Stranger Things 4’ Sets Netflix Viewership Record In Opening Weekend


The first part of the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things had the biggest opening weekend for an English-language show on the platform, the streaming service said Tuesday.

: (L-R) David Harbour, Caleb Mclaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, Noah … [+] Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, and Priah Ferguson attends Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Season 4 New York Premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Key Facts

Subscribers watched 286.7 million hours of Stranger Things 4, the company said—though Netflix’s data cannot be independently confirmed.

That topped the second season of Bridgerton, which aired in March; fans watched 193 million hours of the show during its premiere weekend.

What To Watch For

The second part of Stranger Things 4 will be released on July 1.

Key Background

Bridgerton Season 2 holds the title for the most-viewed English-language show on Netflix in its first 28 days with 656.2 million hours viewed. It’s followed by season 1 of Bridgerton, with 625.4 million hours viewed, and Stranger Things 3 with 582.1 hours viewed. Squid Game holds the record for the most- watched show in its first 28 days on the platform overall, with 1.6 billion hours viewed.

Further Reading

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ And ‘Stranger Things 4’ Open With Scenes Of Violence Against Kids That Jar In Wake Of Uvalde Shooting (Forbes)

‘Bridgerton’ Breaks Another Netflix Viewing Record—But Doesn’t Come Close To Matching ‘Squid Game’ (Forbes)

Viewers Watched 193 Million Hours Of ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 Over Premiere Weekend, Setting Netflix Record (Forbes)

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