‘Stranger Things 4’ fails to break ‘Squid Game’ record as the most popular Netflix TV season of all time

Now that 28 days have passed since “Stranger Things” Season 4 Volume 2 premiered, it’s official: the season hasn’t broken “Squid Game”’s record to become Netflix’s most popular television season of all time.

The streamer calculates this statistic based on hours viewed during the first 28 days of a title’s availability. In the case of the “Stranger Things” Season 4 segmented release, Volume 1 preview in the 28 days after its premiere was combined with Volume 2 preview after 28 days – meaning that Volume 1 preview during the eligible window of Volume 2 did not contribute to the final count. (Volume 1 consists of seven episodes that premiered on May 27, while Volume 2 consists of two episodes that premiered on July 1.)

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Finally, the fourth season of “Stranger Things” ended with 1.4 billion hours watched, compared to 1.7 billion for “Squid Game”. Important to note is the runtime of both seasons: “Squid Game” is approximately 8 hours long in total, while “Stranger Things” season 4 is approximately 13 hours long, but the sci-fi advantage of 5 hours. The Duffer brothers’ hit was still not enough to match Hwang Dong-hyuk’s South Korean drama.

With 57.7 million hours watched, “Stranger Things” season 4 ranked #2 on Netflix’s Top 10 during its July 25-31 viewing window, surpassed for the second week in a row by “Virgin River” season 4. ”, which was watched for 87.9 million hours in its first full week of availability. This was also the first week since the premiere of Volume 1 of Season 4 of “Stranger Things” that did not include all previous seasons of the series in the Top 10: in eighth place was Season 3 with 21.4 million hours, and in 10th place went to Season 2 with 20.2 million hours, but Season 1 didn’t make the cut.

Third, after four days of availability, was “Keep Breathing,” starring Melissa Barrera as Liv, a New York attorney who is the sole survivor after her private plane crashes on the remote Canadian border, leaving her to fight back. an unforgiving wasteland and personal demons from the past to stay alive. The limited series, which premiered on July 28, has been watched for 48.1 million hours. The limited series “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” also debuted in the Top 10 this week, ranking sixth with 24.7 million hours watched after five days of availability. The documentary project tells the story of the mother’s mission against Hunter Moore, the self-styled ‘King of Revenge Porn’, after nude photos of her daughter are posted online.

“Resident Evil” remains in the Top 10 this week, ranking fifth with 27.5 million hours watched. Manifest” also continues on the charts after a recent resurgence, with Season 1 ranking at #4 (39.8 million) and Season 2 ranking #7 (24.2 million). Season three made its re-entry this week at No. 9 with 20.6 million hours.

Below are Netflix’s top 10 lists for the week of July 25-31, starting with English series and followed by non-English TV shows, English movies, and then non-English movies.

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