Selome Hailu “Stranger Things” Season 4 is now Netflix’s second title ever to rack up over one billion hours viewed.This milestone comes after the July 1 debut of the season’s second volume, consisting of two episodes that run for approximately four hours.
The new episodes brought Season 4 up to 1.15 billion hours viewed in total 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 viewed — which the streamer calculates during each title’s first 28 days of availability, after which viewership is no longer counted. “Stranger Things” Season 4 is Netflix’s most popular English-language series ever and second most popular overall.
And technically, it still has a chance to beat “Squid Game.” Because of the season’s segmented release, viewership of Volume 2 during the 28 days after July 1 will all contribute to the popularity tally, though viewership of Volume 1 is already done being counted.
Season 4 was viewed for 301.3 million hours during the June 27-July 3 viewing window, during which Volume 2 was only available for three days.Read more on variety.com