The fourth season of Stranger Things just broke the "Bridgerton" Season 2 record for most hours viewed within a show's first 28 days and it only needed 17 days to do it! Through those two-and-a-half weeks, "Stranger Things" Season 4 amassed 781.04 million hours viewed, according to Netflix's own internal tally.
Notably, the second part of the penultimate season — Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 — is yet to come and will be released on July 1.
According to Netflix's Top 10 charts, the first part of the penultimate season of Stranger Things has secured the top spot on the list of most-viewed English language shows in the first 28 days of their release. Now, Bridgerton season 2 and Bridgerton season 1 sit at the second and third spots, respectively.
Previously, Stranger Things 4 had broken another Netflix record held by Bridgerton Season 2, when it garnered over 287 viewed hours in the first week of its release. However, it was still unable to displace Squid Game with over 1.65 billion viewed hours as the most viewed — English or non-English — series on Netflix. The fifth season of Money Heist also narrowly edges out Stranger Things 4 with over 792 million viewed hours.
Last week, "Stranger Things 4" ranked third all-time (with 621.80 million hours viewed) on Netflix's Most Popular TV (English) list, behind Season 1 of Shonda Rhimes' "Bridgerton" (625.49 million) and Season 2 of the sexy regency-period drama (656.26 million). It easily jumped that gap from June 6-June 12.
All eyes would be now on the Stranger Things Volume 2 which arrives globally on Netflix on July 1 at 12:30 pm IST/12 am PT. It includes two episodes with a combined run time of over four hours.
Stranger Things Volume 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.