July 7, 2022
The second-week availability of the fourth season of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” found continued streaming interest in the sci-fi adventure show. All 32 episodes of the series generated another 4.2 billion minutes in combined usage across internet-connected televisions for the week ended June 12, according to new data from Nielsen.
The weekly tally for “Stranger Things 4” topped Nielsen’s next five streamed shows combined.
“Stranger Things,” created by the Duffer Brothers, debuted on July 15, 2016, with Netflix dropping the entire first season at once. Subsequent seasons became available for streaming in October 2017, July 2019, and May and July 2022. The series has been renewed for a fifth and final season, which is expected to debut in late 2023 or early 2024.
The show is now Netflix’s most-streamed English-language show in the first 28 days of release, surpassing the streamer’s previous chart toppers, “Bridgerton” seasons one and two.
“Stranger Things” is set during the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a number of supernatural events have been occurring, all connected to a hostile alternate reality called the “Upside Down.” Series stars include Sean Astin, Millie Bobbie Brown, Cara Buono, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, David Harbour, Maya Hawke, Gaten Matarazzo, Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser, Winona Ryder, and Finn Wolfhard.