Stranger Things 3 Sets Franchise Viewing Record

Stranger Things Season 3

Despite a 21-month gap between seasons, Stranger Things remains a strong success for Netflix, according to recently revealed viewership numbers.

In a quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced Stranger Things Season 3 was streamed by over 64 million viewers in its first month of release this past July. The figure places Stranger Things as the most-watched Netflix original series, surpassing the debut season of The Umbrella Academy, which posted over 45 million viewers in its first month this past February.

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For Netflix's reporting metrics, a view is counted as at least 70% of a single episode streamed by a household. The latest report lines up with previous figures released by Netflix regarding Stranger Things, including claims that 40.7 million households worldwide had streamed Season 3 within its first week, and U.S. audiences were outpacing viewership on Season 2 by 21%.

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Netflix and the series creators officially confirmed last month that the series would return for a fourth season. Judging by the impressive viewership totals, the original series remains a strong hit for the premium streaming service.

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Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. All three seasons are currently available for streaming on Netflix.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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