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Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Demolished Weekly Streaming Record With 7.2 Billion Minutes Through June 5

The debut of the fourth season of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” contributed to a flood of streaming interest in the sci-fi adventure show. All 32 episodes of the series generated more than 7.2 billion minutes in combined usage across internet-connected televisions for the week ended June 5, according to new data from Nielsen.

The weekly tally for “Stranger Things 4” was almost the same as the other nine top-streamed shows combined, Nielsen says.

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“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.

“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. 

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

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