On July 4th, Netflix released the highly anticipated third season of its groundbreaking show “Stranger Things.”

This season’s a record-breaker. It’s now the most viewed show in Netflix history with 40.7 million homes streaming the series in four days since it’s release while 18.2 million have finished watching the series according to the streaming service.


Analyst Justin Patterson said the viewership implies the show’s new season makes up 26% of Netflix’s global paid subscriber base.

“This illustrates that originals are resonating with consumers and finding value with binge viewing,” Patterson said in a note Tuesday. “As the content breadth and quality improve and drive more engagement, we see further pricing upside.”

The franchise is also being made into a mobile game, which is due to be released next year.

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Seems like this is good news for the streaming service platform considering they are about to lose some of their most highly viewed shows “The Office” and “Friends” in the next couple of years. The rights to both shows are owned by NBC universal and Warner Bros respectfully who are both launching their own streaming services in the next couple of years.

This bit of information speaks to the company openly. People are more attracted to their original content like “Orange is the new Black.” If Netflix wants to keep the same numbers an option they can consider is creating more original content. If that’s their choice, we cat wait to see what they have up their sleeve. With new series such as “The Witcher” staring “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill as a monster-slaying hunter coming to the platform in December this year.

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