Stranger Things 3 is now Netflix’s most watched show over four days, the streaming service has confirmed.
According to editors at Deadline, the nostalgia-heavy horror series, set in the fictional town of Hawkins during the summer of 1985, and starring Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, and David Harbour, is the new Netflix four-day streaming champion.
The third installment of the show, which debuted in 2016, has been watched by 40.7 million household accounts since its July 4, 2019 launch – more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have completely finished the entire season, the streaming service confirmed on Monday.
Stranger Things’ Season 2 debut episode averaged 15.8 million U.S. viewers two years ago.
The data crunchers also said all of the new episodes averaged four million viewers and three million in the streaming services demo, which it began tracking two years ago, saying “a significant viewing event occurred.”
Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the eight-episode series sees the teenagers welcome the arrival of a brand new mall in town as romance blossoms between Mike and Eleven, complicating the group’s dynamic. As they try to figure out how to grow up without growing apart, a familiar and evolved danger reemerges to threaten the town, forcing them into a fight for survival.