stranger things Season 4 is now the most-watched English-language show with over 188.19 million total viewing hours. It broke the views record of past seasons and other Netflix series, and was placed in the Top 10 in 93 countries. The series itself has racked up 1.26 billion hours on the most popular list.
past seasons of stranger things were consistently placed on the weekly list, with Season 1 totaling 45.22 million hours watched, Season 2 with 41.11 million hours watched, and Season 3 with 36.59 million hours watched. Other Netflix shows placed on the most viewed list include Umbrella Academy third season with 43.84 million hours watched and revisions of the first and second seasons, which increased those views to 18.18 million hours and 14.23 million hours watched, respectively. Peaky Blinders’ sixth season totaled 13.06 million hours viewed.
stranger things first aired on Netflix in July 2016. Since then, it has been a huge international hit. The Duffer Brothers managed to combine sci-fi horror and 80s nostalgia in a show with subplots about the Cold War and Satanic Panic of the era. The overarching story revolves around Eleven and her band of friends as they battle various creatures that crawl through the cracks of the Upside Down to Hawkins, Indiana. From the half-gorgons to the Freddy-esque Vecna and the Mind Flayer, it seems like these kids never take a break. With some quirky adults, amazing supporting characters that really engage audiences, and action that leaves fans on the edge of their seat, it’s no wonder this show has been one of Netflix’s biggest hits.
Speaking of kids who never seem to get a break, The Umbrella Academy debuted on Netflix in 2019. The show is based on the comic book of the same name written by Gerard Road of My Chemical Romance celebrity. The story follows 7 of 43 children born under bizarre circumstances as they are adopted by a billionaire who raises them to become superhuman heroes who will one day save the world. However, as they reach adulthood, the family fractures. Needless to say, this isn’t an ideal situation for the heroes, as a global apocalypse is on the way. Another wonderful ride courtesy of Netflix.
To add to the list of well-received programs, Peaky Blinders was another hit. Fans of British mobster Thomas Shelby and his gang, the Peaky Blinders, have seen a long string of hits on the show. It was especially great to see that the last season was still one of the strongest.
With a range of high-quality shows to choose from, Netflix has proven that it knows what entertainment fans want. Hopefully he will follow the momentum. Fans can look forward to Season 5 of stranger things and The Umbrella Academy fourth season in the not so distant future.