The series “Stranger Things” broke Meter Nielsen’s record of American viewers and became Most watched streaming shows on TV in a week in the United States. The Netflix show was watched for 7.2 billion minutes between May 30 and June 5. The period in which the platform made available the first seven episodes of the fourth season. The last two hit Netflix on Friday (the first) and tend to take advantage of this number even more.
Released in 2016 and produced by the Duffer brothers, Stranger Things revolves around a group of teenagers who, during the 1980s, find themselves facing a conflict between the real world and the so-called “upside down”. find, a dimension parallel that is home to terrifying monsters and creatures. The production pays homage to the pop culture of the time in which it is set, especially adventure films. such as “ET: The Extraterrestrial” (1982), and horror classics such as “The Nightmare Hour” (1984).
Previously, “Tiger King” and “Ozark”, also productions provided by Netflix, were the only titles to clock over 5 billion minutes of viewing in a week, both in March 2020, the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nielsen’s numbers only count scenes made on TV. The company makes an independent measurement of television viewership in the US, similar to Ibop in Brazil, and has added streaming to surveillance in recent years.
The preview window of May 23-29 also marked the series’ debut on the Disney+ platform. “Obi-Wan Kenobi”According to Nielsen, Star Wars belongs to the universe, reaching third place with 1 billion minutes clocked in three days. It was Disney+’s biggest opening weekend since launch.
Another victory for “Stranger Things” was to hit music platforms 40 years after the release of British singer, songwriter and producer Kate Bush’s song “Running Up That Hill”. Theme for the current season, 1985 song taken Bush broke into the top 10 of the Billboard charts in the United States for the first time in his career and reached the ranking of the most played songs worldwide on the streaming platform Spotify.