Stranger Things 4 fails to break Squid game view record on Netflix

Even if Stranger Things Season 4 (Volumes 1 and 2 combined) surpassed 1.352 million hours of viewing, it couldn’t beat the top-rated South Korean survival drama Squid Game. Everyone expected the record to be broken this time, but the sci-fi series couldn’t beat the most popular survival horror show.

The Stranger 4 series has two volumes. The first volume debuted on May 24, while the second season debuted on July 1. The first consists of seven episodes, while the second consists of two. When calculating the audience, Netflix considered the viewing of Volume 1 during the first 28 days. The final count does not take into account how many people viewed Volume 1 during Volume 2’s 28-day viewing period.

stranger things 4 vs. Squid game viewing hours

stranger things 4 vs.  Squid game viewing hours

As there was news that Netflix’s servers crashed, the information that it did not win against Squid Game surprised many. Compared to Squid Game’s 1.65 billion watch count, Stranger Things 4 has 1,352 views. It would have become the most popular series on Netflix if Stranger Things 4 had broken this record during the first 28 days of viewing.

Even if Stranger Things Season 4 is 13 hours long compared to Squid Game’s 8 hours, this sci-fi series still couldn’t get a big head start to win over the famous South Korean drama. We must wait to see if any other sci-fi series will beat the globally popular Squid game series.

The Duffer Brothers are the creators of the top-rated Stranger Things series. It is a Netflix science fiction series that focuses on children in a fictional rural town with supernatural experiences. The mechanics need to survive different death stages, which is horrible. Some famous series stars are David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Joe Keery and Winona Ryder. There are rumors that the creators are planning a live action adaptation of ‘Death Note’, a famous Japanese series.

Bridgerton 2, with 656 million hours of viewing, is another popular English series that ranks just below Stranger Things 4.

Recently, the romantic drama Virgin River rose in popularity and ranked first for the week of July 25 as it garnered 87.9 million views in its first week of release.

popular Netflix Squid Series Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said, “So, there has been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So, I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice. But, I will say that there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I am in the planning process currently. But I think it’s too early to say when and how that will happen.” (via We can all look forward to the new game series from Squid, and this time you can break his record.

There will be more significant expectations with the next series of Stranger Things, the fifth and final series. The Stranger Things writing team has already begun work on the script.

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