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Stranger Things Finally Loses Its Number One Spot As Netflix's Most Watched TV Series

Stranger Things Finally Loses Its Number One Spot As Netflix's Most Watched TV Series

The hit sci-fi series has some serious competition...

Stranger Things' season four has officially been toppled off the top spot in Netflix's most-watched TV list after it enjoyed a month-long ride in first place.

Ever since the first part of the fourth instalment dropped last month, the sci-fi show has broken a number of records, including Netflix's most viewed season of English-language TV in one week and the first season to reach Number 1 in 83 countries on the streamer's top 10.

However, the winning streak has come to a halt with the arrive of The Umbrella Academy's third season, which dropped this week on Wednesday, 22 June.

Yes, statistics show that the Elliot Page-starring superhero series is in first place in both the UK and the US, with Stranger Things sitting in the runner up position, although this could all change once more when the second half of its fourth season drops next month.

For now, fans are raving about The Umbrella Academy's new episodes online, with many praising the show's handling of Page's character's transition storyline.

The 35-year-old actor, who came out as trans in real life in December 2020, previously revealed that his character would be doing the same, changing his name from Vanya to Viktor and using he/him/his pronouns.

Speaking about the moment, which arrives in episode two, one fan wrote on Twitter: "The Umbrella Academy handled Viktor's journey so smoothly."

Another said, "So happy that @UmbrellaAcad allowed Elliot Page’s character to transition on the show. He’s an icon, we love Viktor in this house!"

Of course, Stranger Things has had its fair share of major moments in the past few weeks too, notably the fact that it's caused Kate Bush's popularity to skyrocket as new audiences have been introduced to her music.

The singer's 1985 hit 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)' featured throughout the new season, and turned out to be the song that pulled Max (Sadie Sink) out of Vecna's clutches.

New audiences are discovering the wonder of Kate Bush thanks to Stranger Things.

In short, there's a lot to love about Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy – no matter which one is Netflix's most-viewed, we're just grateful there's so much fantastic content to sink our teeth into right now.

Season three of The Umbrella Academy is available to stream on Netflix now. You can also watch the first volume of Stranger Things season four now, with the second volume – comprising two film-length episodes – due to be released on 1 July on Netflix.

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Topics: Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, Netflix, Film and TV