Last week, stranger things had the biggest TV premiere in Netflix history. Subscribers watched 286.7 million hours of the show; a record for a premiere on Netflix. This week, stranger things erased its own record when fans watched 335 million After hours of the show’s fourth season only.
In all, stranger things was the highest rated Netflix show in 91 different countries around the world. All those millions of views have landed stranger things Season 4 among the most-watched Netflix shows less than two weeks after its streaming premiere.
With 621.8 million hours viewed, stranger things Season 4 is already the third most-watched show in Netflix history, behind only the two seasons of Bridgerton. And stranger things is so close to passing Bridgerton on this list already that it would take an act of God – like Netflix suddenly going bankrupt – for it not to become the company’s most-watched English-language series within days.
Here is the updated list of the most-watched shows in Netflix history:
Netflix’s Most Popular TV Shows
These are the most popular TV shows ever to air on Netflix, based on hours watched during their first 28 days on air.
Another hugely impressive stat: Of the ten most-watched English-language series on Netflix last week, the top four shows were everything seasons of Strange things. (Season 4 was the first, followed by Season 1, then Season 2, then Season 3.)
On the rest of Netflix weekly top 10 graphics, action movie Interceptor was the most-watched English-language film, while the Indian blockbuster RRR was the most watched movie not in English. The most-watched movie on Netflix in the US last week wasn’t a Netflix Original; it was The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield. The impact of Spider-Man: No Coming Home cannot be overstated.
The second “volume” of stranger things: Season 4 premieres on Netflix July 1. We’ll see how this show affects those rankings next month.