“Stranger Things” season 4 is now Netflix’s second title ever to have more than a billion hours of views.
This milestone comes after the July 1 debut of the second part of the season, which consists of two episodes of approximately four hours. The new episodes brought Season 4 total to 1.15 billion hours of views since Volume 1 premiered on May 27.
The first Netflix series to cross the $1 billion mark was the South Korean drama “Squid Game,” which debuted in September 2021. “Squid Game” remains Netflix’s most popular TV title ever with 1.65 billion hours watched – which is what the streamer calculates as each title plays. first 28 days of availability, after which the number of viewers is no longer counted. “Stranger Things” Season 4 is Netflix’s most popular English-language series ever and the second most popular overall. And technically it still has a shot at beating “Squid Game”. Due to the segmented release of the season, the viewership of part 2 during the 28 days after July 1 will contribute to its popularity, although the number of viewers of part 1 is already being counted.
Season 4 was watched for 301.3 million hours during its June 27 – July 3 viewing window, during which Volume 2 was only available for three days. This was the second most successful week of the season after the May 30 – June 5 viewing window, Volume 1’s first full week of availability, delivering 335 million viewing hours. Unsurprisingly, the season is back at number 1 on the Netflix Top 10 chart, where it has been nearly every week since the Volume 1 premiere. The only exception was last week, the June 20-26 viewing window. , in which the remarkable June 22 premiere of Season 3 of “The Umbrella Academy” took first place. In the number 2 position this week, “The Umbrella Academy” continues to perform. Season 3 was watched 88 million hours between June 27 and July 3, its first full week of availability.
Both “The Umbrella Academy” and “Stranger Things” dominate the rest of the chart. As fans rewatch both series, all previous seasons appear in the Top 10. This has been a trend for “Stranger Things” since Season 4’s debut, and this week Season 1 landed at #3 with 34.5 million hours watched, while season 3 finished fifth place (30.3 million) and season 2 finished sixth (30.3 million). Season 1 of “The Umbrella Academy” hit #4 this week with 32.8 million hours watched after hitting seventh last week, and Season 2 debuted again at #8 (20.3 million).
The rest of the chart from June 27 – July 3 features “Man Vs. Bee” (25.4 million), “Peaky Blinders” season 6 (18.4 million), and “Snowflake Mountain” (15 million).
Check out Netflix’s Top 10 below for the week of June 27 – July 3, starting with English-language series and followed by non-English TV shows, English-language films, and then non-English-language films.