‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Has Smashed Netflix’s Viewing Record In Its First Four Days

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment
Published 09.07.19

Can you believe it? I still haven’t got round to watching Stranger Things season 3.

Don’t worry – I’ve cleared my schedule for this weekend, the girlfriend’s away and I’ll be tucking into it early(ish) on Saturday morning. Avoiding spoilers has been an absolute killer, though, especially when your literal job is to spend all day on the internet reading about entertainment news.

Something happens with Hopper doesn’t it?

Anyway, I don’t doubt it’ll be exceptional – the previous two seasons are among the very best Netflix has to offer.

And despite only dropping a week ago, it’s breaking records by becoming the most watched show since its 4th July launch.

Netflix are infamous for keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to viewing figures, but when a show knocks it out of the park they tend to humble brag.

According to the Netflix Twitter account (and via Entertainment Weekly), the latest offering of the suburban fantasy was watched by 40.7 million accounts in its first four days

The service tweeted: ‘@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.’

That’s a lot of eyes.

But it’s not just another Murder Mystery (that God awful film with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston that smashed Netflix records) as it’s been reviewed incredibly too.

Taking to Rotten Tomatoes, pleased fans and critics alike have given the third season a pretty strong rating, with it currently sitting at 95% fresh, the audience rating coming in at 93%.

Not bad at all, and the show has been certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.

I don’t want to get into spoilers because I don’t want to ruin my day, but there will be a fourth season, which is exciting.

Showrunner Shawn Levy has revealed that a fourth season is ‘definitely happening’, however Netflix is yet to confirm whether it has been actually renewed.

“I mean I will say we have a good sense of stuff that happens in season four. Season four is definitely happening,” Levy told Collider.

“There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond that one, that’s currently undecided.

“And what I would just say is part of the chaos and fun of this particular show is that while the Duffers and the writer’s room and we producers outline the entire season, the Duffers really use the writing process to revisit, reassess and question all of their prior assumption.”

He continued: “So even though we always start off with a good sense of the major arcs of the season.

“We’re always ready for shifts and surprises because if the Duffers stumble into a different or surprising inspiration while they rewrite the script, we’re going to follow that inspiration and throw out some ideas in order to embrace some new ones that are more exciting.

“And I have no doubt that Season 3 will be no exception.”

Saturday’s going to be a treat – although if Hopper dies I’m going to be furious.

Images via Netflix