Stranger Things 3 Is Breaking Netflix Viewing Records

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The recently released Stranger Things 3 is already a certified hit.

Four days after the launch of the series' new season, streaming giant Netflix has revealed the sci-fi drama has broken viewing records.

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"40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch," Netflix tweeted, "more than any other film or series in its first four days."

What's even more impressive is that nearly half of those households -- 18.2 million, to be exact -- have already finished watching the eight-episode third season.

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On top of breaking Netflix's viewing records, Stranger Things 3 was Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% rating, sitting just behind Season 1's 96% and Season 2's 94% scores.

Stranger Things 3 takes place on the days leading up to Independence Day in Hawkins. As the cast of fan-favorite characters reunites for summer, their world is once again turned upside down when threats both old and new surface to endanger the small Indiana town.

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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.

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