Even before the debut of Volume 2, arriving on July 1st.
Stranger Things 4 has already set a very important record: the new season is now the most viewed English-language series ever on Netflix. The platform took into account, as always, the hours of viewing in the first 28 days from the release of the series. In this case, that’s 930.3 million hours.
For this, Stranger Things 4 is not by far the most viewed series on Netflix: that primacy still belongs to Squid Game , which totaled 1.65 billion hours in the first 28 days. Stranger Things 4 , however, beat the second season of Bridgerton , which so far held the record for the most viewed English series, placing it in second place as the most viewed series (in any language) ever on the platform.
The data is still incomplete: the hours of viewing in the first 28 days of Volume 2 of Stranger Things 4 , consisting of only two ( very long ) episodes, will be added to the total calculation. But that shouldn’t be enough to unseat Squid Game .
In the week of June 20, Stranger Things 4 recorded 76.9 million hours of viewing, but was ousted by the debut of The Umbrella Academy 3 , which recorded 124.5 million hours. Over the same time period, both new and old seasons of Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy have occupied six positions in the top seven of the charts, with Peaky Blinders ‘ sixth season in fifth place.