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.
.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!
40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 8, 2019
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.