Netflix: ‘Stranger Things 4’ Again Crushes Weekly Streaming, Topping 1.1 Billion Hours Total

Streaming interest in the fourth season of Netflix original series “Stranger Things” showed no let up, as more than 301 million hours were consumed by subscribers across 93 countries looking for new episodes the week ended July 3.

The series padded its lead as Netflix’s all-time most-watched English-language series with more than 1.1 billion hours consumed in the first 28 days of release. Season three of the sci-fi series ranks No. 4 with more than 582 million hours streamed. Season four has almost the same hours consumed as the combined first two seasons of “Bridgerton.”

Only season one of South Korea’s “Squid Game” has more streaming consumption with more than 1.6 billion hours watched in the first 28 days.

Additionally, the first three seasons of “Stranger Things” held their standing on the English TV list — season one with 34.5 million hours viewed, season two with 30.3 million hours viewed and season three with 30.3 million hours viewed during the week. 

The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” came in second with 88 million hours viewed. The time-traveling drama was in the top 10 in 90 countries. Fans revisited the seasons one and two of the series, which had 32.8 million hours viewed and 20.3 million hours viewed, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Rowan Atkinson comedy “Man vs. Bee” had 25.4 million hours viewed. The Shelby family continued to keep fans enthralled with their crime spree as the final season of “Peaky Blinders” pulled in an additional 18.4 million hours viewed. The “kidults” were put to the ultimate test as “Snowflake Mountain” entered the list with 15.02 million hours viewed. 

The dynamic duo of Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson held the No. 1 spot on the English films list as The Man From Toronto had 62.6 million hours viewed. The comedy was within the top 10 in 93 countries. Love & Gelato continued to hold a sweet spot in viewers’ hearts as the film had 18.9 million hours viewed and was in the top 10 in 90 countries.

Adam Sandler’s Hustle continued to rack up points and had an additional 14.6 million hours viewed during the week. Nollywood drama Glamour Girls debuted at No. 5 with 12.4 million hours viewed. Returning favorites included mind-bending film Spiderhead with 9.5 million hours viewed, and the family animated film Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness with 5.9 million hours viewed. 

On the non-English TV list, “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” came in first for the second week in a row with 49 million hours viewed. Following the launch of the series, “La Casa de Papel/Money Heist, Part 1″ entered the list in the ninth spot with 8.6 million hours viewed. Spanish drama “Intimacy” maintained its standing on the list with 10.8 million hours viewed. New entrants on the list included Korean drama “Alchemy of Souls” with 9.9 million hours viewed, Japanese anime series “Bastard!! — Heavy Metal,” “Dark Fantasy” with 8.9 million hours viewed and Polish drama “Queen” with 7.4 million hours viewed. 

Two childhood friends reunite in Norwegian sci-fi film Blasted. The comedy buzzed to the top of the non-English films list with 8.4 million hours viewed. Returning to the list is Turkish drama Doom of Love and Polish comedy Heart Parade with 3.5 million hours viewed each, Indian action-adventure RRR with 3.5 million hours viewed, Argentinian thriller Wrath of God with 2.6 million hours viewed and Turkish thriller Grudge with 1.9 million hours viewed.

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