‘Stranger Things 4’ smashes Netflix records

The latest season of the fantasy horror series debuted this weekend to set records, becoming the first-ever appearance on Netflix of an English language TV show.

Netflix said “Stranger Things 4 – Volume 1” has clocked 286.7 million watch hours. That surpassed the second season of “Bridgerton”, which achieved 193 million watch hours in March.

Netflix (NFLX) He added that the debut was the first season to reach number one in 83 countries, setting another record. Stranger Things 4 also reached the top ten in all 93 countries tracked by the company.
This is welcome news for Netflix, which has the extension terrible year. company reported in April It lost its subscribers for the first time in over a decade. The news shocked Wall Street and sent stocks lower. It also caused investors to question the future of Netflix as well as the entire streaming market.

The “Stranger Things” series, which follows a group of kids and adults battling the forces of a parallel universe, is by far the biggest Netflix franchise. Fans were clamoring for more after the show was on hiatus for nearly three years.

Netflix Announced in February The current season of the series will start in two parts this summer. The first part premiered on May 27 and the second on July 1. The company also said that the show will conclude with the fifth season.

Since its debut in 2016, “Stranger Things” has helped take Netflix into what it is today. It’s a cultural sensation that has extended to video games, tourist attractions, fast food items, and merchandising.

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The show’s producers and producers, brothers Matt and Ross Dover, said “Stranger Things 4” is “the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding.”

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