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Stranger Things Season 3 Breaks Netflix Viewing Records

Stranger Things Season 3 premiered on the 4th of July and a lot of people watched. The streaming network announced on Twitter that the show is “breaking records.”

According to Netflix, 40.7 million “household accounts” worldwide watched Stranger Things Season 3 after its first four days. That’s higher than any other movie or TV show on Netflix after its first four days. According to Netflix, 18.2 million people finished the entire season in that span. (If you’re one of them, be sure to check out our collection of Stranger Things 3 Easter eggs–of which there are many–broken down by episode.)

A “view” according to Netflix is when an account watches 70 percent of an episode of a show or 70 percent of a movie.

Stranger Things Season 3 is pacing well ahead of some of the other most popular Netflix shows. 45 million homes worldwide watched Umbrella Academy during its first month, while Sex Education and You were pacing toward 40 million household views over their first months, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With Stranger Things Season 3 reaching 40.7 million homes in four days, it’s clear to see how hugely popular Stranger Things in comparison to Netflix’s other big shows. If you haven’t yet dived in, you can check out our Stranger Things Season 3 review for thoughts on how it’s bounced back from Season 2.

For lots more on Stranger Things 3 and what’s to come, check out the story below (but beware, it contains spoilers!)


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