UNITED STATES: Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 was released on July 1, 2022, following a jaw-dropping conclusion that captivated audiences. With the release of Volume 2 on Netflix, the streaming behemoth has maintained its magic over critics and audiences.
Netflix’s successful show made it onto the Emmy nominee list
The Duffer Brothers’ magnum opus currently boasts 13 Emmy nominations for the prestigious award show in 2022. Stranger Things’ success in award nominations pitted it against streaming behemoths like Squid Game, Better Call Saul, Ozark, Euphoria, Yellowjackets, Severance, and Succession.
The popular Netflix series is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Vecna’s ominous appearance, which evokes the horror of the 1980s, also received a nomination for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. It’s impossible to forget the episode Dear Billy’s best musical selection, which is also nominated for Outstanding Music Supervision.
Netflix announced the Emmy nominations on its Twitter account. The tweet read, “Stranger Things 4 scored 13 Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Drama Series plus Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Music Supervision for Dear Billy, the episode that prominently features Kate Bush’s now-omnipresent 1985 smash Running Up That Hill!”
Despite getting nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series, the show failed to gain nominations in any other major category. None of the major cast members garnered a single nomination. However, Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink’s performances were the show’s highlights in season 4, yet they received no nominations in the main category.
Season 4 opens the floodgates of viewership
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 set a new standard for all previous seasons when it premiered on May 27, 2022. Volume 1 had the highest number of hours watched in a weekend premiere for a streaming series, at 286.79 million. Volume 2 breaks its own record, continuing the popularity of season 4 with a dawn premiere that causes Netflix to crash. The enormous opening of volume 2 on a premiere day flooded the streaming behemoth, rendering most of its users inaccessible.
With its debut, Stranger Things, Season 4 Volume 1 received 7.2 billion minutes of viewing time on its premiere week. Stranger Things 4 has set a new Nielsen Streaming record for the most viewing time in a week. According to Nielson, no streaming series has ever surpassed 6 billion viewing minutes in a single week. Stranger Things exceeds all prior records, reaching 7 billion views, which is astounding. Before Stranger Things, only Tiger King and Ozark had reached 5 billion minutes during the pandemic lockdown in the spring of 2020.