The fourth season of mega-hit Stranger Things on Netflix drew a record-breaking amount of viewing time from Netflix subscribers over the weekend.
From May 25- 27, Stranger Things notched up a total of 286.79 million hours of watching time around the globe, as determined by an internal measurement conducted by Netflix. This smashes the previous record holder, the second season of Bridgerton, which raked in 193 million hours of viewing time over its opening weekend in March.
Bridgerton continues to assert its position as Netflix’s most-watched English-language series of all time in its first 28 days, with 656.26 million hours of watching throughout the world. Stranger Things season four is approximately 44 percent of the way to go there after just three days, with the last two episodes (which last at a combined total of about four hours) remaining to be out in July.
The highly anticipated arrival of season four, which debuted almost three years after the last episode, also helped propel preceding seasons of Stranger Things into Netflix’s worldwide and U.S. top 10 lists. According to Netflix, the first three seasons received a total of 84.55 million hours of watching time between May 21 and May 27.
In addition, Kate Bush’s 1985 song “Running Up That Hill,” which appears in the season, has reached No. 1 on Apple’s iTunes and No. 2 on Spotify’s U.S. list since the season 4’s debut.