Netflix’s Stranger Things series has broken the Nielsen streaming record to clock 7.2 billion minutes watched between May 30 and June 5. No streaming show previously had ever reached 6 billion minutes in Nielsen history.
According to Variety, the company’s newly released measurement is in the Top 10 records. Stranger Things had 7.2 billion minutes between May 30 and June 5, which was Season 4 Volume 1’s first full week of availability. Previously, “Tiger King” and “Ozark” were the only titles to have crossed 5 billion minutes viewed in one week, both reaching that milestone in March 2020.
Check out Nielsen’s newest Top 10 streaming rankings below. the list contains the shows from May 23-29 reports and followed by overall titles for the same window, then original and overall titles for May 30-June 5.
Stranger Things Season 4 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, with Matthew Modine and Paul Reiser.
Set in March 1986, eight months after the events of the third season, the fourth season is split between different plotlines. The first plotline takes place in Hawkins, where several teenagers are killed in mysterious ways. It features Dustin Henderson, Max Mayfield, Lucas and Erica Sinclair, Steve Harrington, Nancy Wheeler, Robin Buckley, and Eddie Munson, the leader of the Hellfire Club; a Dungeons & Dragons group that includes Dustin and his friends. Eddie becomes the prime murder suspect and is hunted down by Jason Carver and members of the basketball team, who believe that Eddie killed Jason’s girlfriend Chrissy Cunningham using satanic powers. Dustin and friends investigate and discover that the murders were carried out by a powerful being that lives in the Upside Down, an entity who they later dubbed Vecna.
The second plotline involves Mike Wheeler visiting Eleven, Will and Jonathan Byers at their new home in California. Due to the events in Hawkins and the imminent danger to her friends, Eleven goes with Dr. Martin Brenner and Sam Owens to a secret facility to help her regain her powers. Mike, Will, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s friend Argyle try to track Eleven down.
Stranger Things Season 4 is now available on Netflix.