This past week, Stranger Things gained a few more tens of millions of viewing hours to its Season 4 total. The total number of viewing hours for the new season (Volumes 1 and 2 combined) in the first 28 days of release is 1.352 billion hours. More than twice as many hours were registered by the second-highest watched season of an English-language series on the streaming service, Bridgerton 2, making it the most for any English-language series on Netflix (656M).
After Stranger Things 4 Vol.1 had been available for a few weeks, it was obvious that Squid Game’s record of 1.650 billion hours seen in the first 28 days was unbeatable. Within 298M hours of the total for the Korean drama phenomenon, Stranger Things 4 reached the closest that anybody has been able achieve.
For the week of July 25, romantic drama Virgin River held onto the top spot among English-language series in its first full week of release with 87.9M hours viewed.
Another Korean breakout, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, was back to #1 on the non-English side with 65.5M hours for the week; the series has been #1 in three of its four weeks to date.