Forget fireworks: Plenty of people were watching their Netflix account to watch Stranger Things about the July 4th weekend, apparently.
The streaming giant claims that a whopping 40.7 million accounts "have been watching "Season 3 of the retro sci-fi hit since debuted last Thursday, according to a tweet sent out on Monday:
Now of course, of salt – the streamer doesn't release regular viewership data, and their internal numbers can't be verified – and we don't know when they say their users have been watching, that means five seconds or five episodes . But 40 million viewers is a huge number in today's TV landscape, by any measure, and outranks “any other movie or series in its first four days,” Netflix says.
Plus, it's impressive, as the tweet also notes, that Stranger Things Season 3 in just four-plus days. (Most TV shows will kill for 18 million viewers, let alone view so that they will consume eight hours of TV in less than a week.)
We didn't really need to wait for the ratings to come in, though: Season 4 of Stranger Things is "definitely happening," by executive producer Shawn Levy – though we actually think it should be the last season, actually. And series of creators Matt and Ross Duffer agree: They've always envisioned the series as "a four-season thing and then out."
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