It was already foreseeable and now it has happened: “Stranger Things”Season 4 has”BridgertonSeason 2 passed as the highest-grossing Netflix series of all time – at least according to the streaming service’s official statistics.
From its launch on May 27 to June 12, 781 million hours of “Stranger Things 4″ streamed. That’s already significantly more than the 656 million set by the previous record holder, Season 2 of “Bridgerton“, was recorded within the first 28 days.
In doing so, “Stranger Things’ There are now eleven more days left to add to the statistics. So the triumph of the mystery hit soaked in 80s nostalgia is far from over. But is it enough to push the biggest Netflix hit of all time from the streaming throne?
The success of “Squid Game” is unique to this day. In addition to being the biggest non-English language hit on the streaming service, the Korean series is also stuck “Stranger Things” and “Bridgerton“ so far easily in the bag. The survival sensation was watched for a whopping 1.65 billion hours in its first 28 days. No other Netflix series (or movie) comes close.
“Stranger ThingsSeason 4 is well on its way to becoming the second Netflix hit to hit a billion hours. But to displace “Squid Game” a miracle would have to happen. Finally, “Stranger Things’ did not even reach half of the ‘Squid Game’ record in over half the time available. If Netflix had released the entire season 4 in one go, it might have looked different, but due to the split (the final two episodes are not yet available), the series lost many additional hours.
But one thing is certain: The fourth season “Stranger Things” displaces the fifth season “Heist of Money” from second place in the overall ranking of all series.
Netflix calculates the success of a film or series based on how many hours all users* streamed together within the first 28 days from the release date. It’s just one of many possible ways to measure the success of content, but Netflix chose this one.
If “Stranger Things 4” is really the season of the series that has been streamed the most on the streaming service so far, so this number does not substantiate it. Presumably earlier seasons were “Stranger Things“ Streamed even more often overall, but over a longer period of time. However, Netflix does not allow access to this data, which is why we have to make do with the statistics available to us, which only record the first 28 days after the respective start.