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Stranger Things Breaks All-Time Streaming Record With Season 4

Stranger Things Breaks All-Time Streaming Record With Season 4

With the latest season of the series dropping last week, Stranger Things was viewed for 287 million hours during the week of May 23-30.

The latest season of Stranger Things has broken all-time streaming records, a title previously held by the second instalment of Bridgerton.

Variety reports that season four of the science fiction show was viewed for 287 million hours during May 23-30.

Stranger Things took out the number one slot despite only releasing part one of season four, with episodes eight and nine being released next month on July 1.

Furthermore, all four seasons of Stranger Things also climbed back up into Netflix’s Top 5 titles for the week of May 23-30, with season three accumulating 24.2 million view hours, followed by season two, which clocked 22.2 million hours.


With the newest season swooping in, it also dethroned the latest season of Bridgertonwhich was viewed for 193 million hours over its debut weekend during March 21-27.

However, this should come as no surprise, as season three of Stranger Things attracted 40 million viewers within its first four days of being released in 2019. It also totalled 582 million view hours, according to Netflix.

This comes as great news for the streaming service as they lost boatloads of subscribers for the first time this year.

Despite the surging prices, Netflix is struggling to compete with other streaming service giants as they recorded a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the past quarter.

Netflix has responded to its loss of customers by implementing stricter password-sharing regulations to ensure their subscriptions go back up.

Netflix CFO Spence Newman suspects subscription growth will increase later this year.

He said: "I want to make sure there's not a read-through from negative two million paid net adds in Q2 that there's going to be a steady strip-down of negative adds.

"We're not expecting our revenue growth to reaccelerate before the end of the year, but we will grow revenue, and there will be paid net add growth.”

However, Netflix is also expected to lose another two million subscribers during Q2, according to The Guardian.

Its loss of subscribers in the past quarter is primarily due to Netflix announcing they were suspending services in Russia following their invasion of Ukraine.

In March, a spokesperson for the streaming service said: "Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia.”

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Stranger Things, Netflix, Film and TV