Reportedly, “Stranger Things” season 3 was the most-watched season of the series to date. In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The company previously boasted that 40.7 million accounts watched the show in the first four days of its July 4 debut, marking its biggest-ever audience for a movie or TV series in a four-day window.
From July 4th to 7th, the show had an average minute audience of 12.8 million viewers and reached 26.4 million unique viewers in the U.S., Nielsen reported. Episode 1 of S3 drew an average minute audience of 19.2 million viewers over the four-day period, a 7% bump from the season 2 premiere episode for the comparable period.
Also in its earnings announcement, Netflix called out viewership numbers for other shows:
- “Secret Obsession,” starring Brenda Song, was watched by 40 million households in the first four weeks
- Limited drama series “Unbelievable” was watched by 32 million member households in its first 28 days
- “Otherhood,” directed by Cindy Chupack in her feature directorial debut, was watched by 29 million households in its first four weeks
- “Tall Girl,” a YA drama starring Ava Michelle, was viewed by 41 million households in the first 28 days
- Season 3 of “La Casa de Papel” (“Money Heist”) became the most-watched show on Netflix across non-English language territories with 44 million households watching the new season in the first four weeks of release.