Stranger Things Season 4 Crosses One Billion Hours Watched on Netflix
Over the past weekend, Stranger Things Season 4 came to a dramatic conclusion. While The Duffer Brothers have been teasing what will come next for the popular horror series last season, fans are still reeling from the heart-stopping finale, and season four has now passed the billion-hour barrier, marking another significant milestone for the show. Currently, the season has received exactly 1.15 billion hours of viewing, and the anticipation for the final two episodes helped the show surpass that milestone with 301 million hours of viewing, with those two episodes specifically contributing 220 million hours to the overall total between June 27 and July 3. All of this happens after the first season’s volume received 930 million hours of viewing in its first 28 days.
Now, Stranger Things is just the second Netflix series to join the billion hours viewed club. Only Squid Game, with 1.6 billion hours viewed, is ahead of it. Stranger things have happened, but it’s currently quite unlikely that the horror series will overtake and surpass Squid Game. For an English-language show on Netflix, Season 4 has already achieved the largest opening weekend and best single week. Additionally, the previous seasons of Stranger Things have benefited from the new season. The first season received 34.5 million hours of viewing, while seasons two and three this past week received 30.3 million hours each.
It’s safe to predict that Stranger Things fever will continue to spread throughout the world for the foreseeable future, and for good cause. The first three excellent seasons had everything going for them, but season four lifted things to a whole new level. There were a lot of mind-blowing turns, horrifying sequences, and touching moments, and Vecna rapidly rose to the top of the villains in the history of the genre. Stranger Things has accomplished the impossible, having its strongest season as a show reaches the second half of its run. They created a marvelously suspenseful season that not only satisfactorily resolves long-standing issues, but also expertly produced a sophisticated horror story that stands alone as one of the best works of the contemporary genre.
The absurd number of hours Season 4 has been viewed demonstrates its success, and the buzz surrounding the show on social media has only grown since Volume 2 debuted on July 1. That will undoubtedly increase viewership in the upcoming weeks. You can check out the hype for yourself as Season 4 of Stranger Things is currently streaming in its entirety on Netflix while fans wait for the show to set yet more records.