The Nielsen’s released their numbers for streaming service viewing minutes for the week of May 30th through June 5th and the 4th season of Stranger Things set a record for 7.2 billion minutes viewed in that time. This is quite a bump from the previous highs as no show had ever broken 6 billion minutes before and only Tiger King and Ozark ever broke 5 billion.
Now you have to keep in mind though that Netflix released seven episodes of the fourth season that week while the other shows on the list like Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Boys had only one or two episodes out in that time period. So, their 958 million and 919 million respectively are still very good weeks. In a way it’s comparing apples and oranges when you try to compare a show that is dropped weekly compared to one meant to be binge watched.
This is not meant to take away the success of Stranger Things, but you divide that total number by 7 episodes and it’s in the same ballpark as the other shows as Kenobi had 1.3 billion views its first week.