The fourth season of Stranger Things (2016– ) became the most-watched English-language season of a Netflix series a few weeks ago. It was then expected that the season would also become the most-watched Netflix season of all time in no time. The figures are now in and it is known that the first season of Squid Game (2021– ) still holds the record for the streaming service.
Stranger Things doubles record
Over the past few weeks, the fourth season of Stranger Things has been viewed tens of millions of times. Volumes 1 and 2 combined eventually totaled 1.35 billion hours in the first 28 days of release. This is more than twice as many hours as the previously most-watched English-language series Bridgerton (2020– ). Bridgerton’s second season was watched for 656 million hours.
Stranger Things equals Squid Game
In any case, Squid Game’s record seems untouchable for the time being. Within the first few weeks of release, the series was watched 1,650 billion hours. Stranger Things season 4 came close, but narrowly missed Squid Game by 300 million hours.
Other notable series are Virgin River (2019– ) and Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022– ). Virgin River is the most watched English-language series of the past week with 87.9 million hours viewed. Extraordinary Attorney Woo tops the list of the most-watched non-English-language series of the past week with 65.5 million viewing hours.
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