Stranger Things season 4 has entered an elite Netflix club.
According to the streamer’s internal tracking, the show’s global watching reached the billion-hour threshold after the release of the final two episodes of the season on July 1. It is the first television series in the English language and the second overall to surpass one billion hours of viewing time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stranger Things 4 now has 1.15 billion hours of viewing time in the first 28 days of its release, which includes both halves of the season.
The first seven episodes earned 930.32 million hours during their first 28 days, while episodes eight and nine contributed 301.28 million hours to total viewing time during the week of June 27 to July 3.
Netflix only calculates the 28-day total in the event of a split season by dividing the viewing time of the second set of episodes, as was the case with Stranger Things and Ozark earlier this year.
In the first 28 days of release, only Squid Game (1.65 billion hours) had more viewers than all other Netflix originals. “Stranger Things” could overtake the Korean blockbuster, as the last two episodes would have more than three weeks to spare for viewing.