UNITED STATES: Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 premiered on July 1, 2022, following the jaw-dropping cliffhanger that left fans spellbound. With the release of Volume 2 on Netflix, the streaming behemoth has continued its record-breaking streak.
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 the majority 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 single 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 more than astounding. Prior to Stranger Things, only Tiger King and Ozark had reached 5 billion minutes during the pandemic lockdown in the spring of 2020.
In the era of dark and edgy content, Stranger Things marks the blissful tale with a sci-fi recipe
The Duffer Brothers’ magnum opus is precisely what is required right now, including both refreshing and nostalgic tastes. From season 1 till today, the series has functioned as a pop culture roller coaster, and it is guaranteed to give a top-notch experience of 80’s nostalgia. Such nuance of unique perspective develops a vast fan following on a larger scale, which is also a much-needed feature in the era of dark and edgy content.
Stranger Things is the only Netflix original series that has captivated audiences of all ages since its debut in 2016. The Duffer Brothers deserve full credit for creating such warm-hearted characters with whom we, as viewers, can sympathize regardless of nation or culture. Keeping the same level of consistency since the early seasons requires a significant amount of artistic dedication. The Duffer Brothers had nailed it again with the fourth season.
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