This weekend Netflix watchers were stuck to their screens watching the initial segment of Stranger Things‘ fourth season. Part fourth of the sci-fi series, created by the Duffer Brothers, returned to the streamer after a gap of three years with seven episodes. The second volume is set to release on July 1 with two episodes. released at the end of this week. Watchers broke the record recently held by Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton for most hours spent watching a series during its debut end of the week.
Stranger Things piled up 286.79 million hours of screen time worldwide from its delivery on Friday to Sunday. This makes the latest season the most expensive one in history, breaking Game of Thrones’ $15 million per episode record. Not only has the series broken that record, but it has touched a new achievement on the streaming service. The evaluation shows that it performed near half better compared to the past record holder season two of Bridgerton. In March, Bridgerton fans tuned into the initial few days of season two, piling up more than 193 million hours of viewership. Toward the finish of its most memorable month, Bridgerton would be seen for an extra 463.26 million hours, making another record for the English series with the most hours saw.
The fourth season’s debut also pushed prior seasons into the top ten most watched programmes. Stranger Things seasons one, two, three, and four took four of the top five slots, with The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 1 in second place with 64.82 million streams, still a huge 221.97 million hours behind the top-rated series.
Stranger Things’ debut weekend not only beats the record for most views set by Bridgerton season two, but also puts it on track to break the record for most viewed English-speaking series of all time set by the historical drama. Fans of the science fiction drama will have to wait until July to see the second half of the series, which will consist of two episodes totaling nearly four hours.
Many celebrities have expressed their opinions on the season’s turmoil. For example, FINNEAS, an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe winner who is also the brotherly producer of Billie Eilish, a music industry star, tweeted his support for the show, “New season of stranger things 🤯.”
In addition, Kate Bush’s 1985 song “Running Up That Hill” has had a rebirth in popularity in the previous week after being used in the new season of Netflix’s sci-fi series. Since being included, the song has been played so much by Stranger Things’ younger audience that it has reached No. 1 on Apple’s iTunes and is the second most listened to song on Spotify’s US chart.