Stranger Things has been a massive hit worldwide. The hit Netflix show’s fourth season is divided into two volumes. “Volume 1” premiered in May, and “Volume 2” premiered on July 1st. The wait proved to be worth it for not just audiences, but for streaming giant Netflix as well. The Stranger Things season 4 viewership numbers have passed a huge milestone for Netflix.

Stranger Things has set a number of viewership records throughout its run and become one of Netflix’s most successful original properties to date. Less than a week after volume 2 made its premiere, Netflix revealed the viewership numbers for Stranger Things season 4.

Screen Rant reports that the hit sci-fi horror series has passed a huge milestone for the streaming platform. The show garnered not only over 301.28 million hours viewed in volume 2’s opening weekend, but also pulled in over 1.15 billion hours viewed in total.

The series currently sits as the No. 1 series on the Most Popular English Television List and has appeared in the Top 10 across 93 countries. Given audiences were left waiting nearly three years to see Stranger Things season 4, it was always expected the show’s return would set some kind of viewership records upon its premiere, but to see it clear the 1 billion-hour mark still proves rather impressive.

Created by the Duffer brothers, the sci-fi horror series first premiered on Netflix in 2016 and centers on the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Across its first three seasons, Stranger Things proved to be a smash hit for Netflix, scoring rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its nostalgic setting, character development, performances and chilling atmosphere.

With season 4 having set up an exciting fifth and final season, which David Harbour says is expected to begin filming next year, Stranger Things season 5 could set the record even higher for the streaming platform’s other titles. In the meantime, audiences can catch up with or revisit Stranger Things season 4 streaming in its entirety on Netflix now.

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Shubham Banerjee

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