By Douglas Helm | Published
stranger things is undoubtedly one of the most popular series on Netflix, and its fourth season has been tearing up the streaming charts for four weeks. However, his reign has finally come to an end, as the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy just pushed it into second place for the week of June 20-26. The Umbrella Academy managed to collect 2.45 billion minutes viewed, against 2.33 billion stranger things put up. That’s down from 2.95 billion minutes stranger things had last week.
We will have to see how long The Umbrella Academy can retain first place. The new season of the series was released on June 22, but stranger things released the final two feature-length episodes of the fourth season on July 1. These episodes will be included in next week’s Nielsen ratings, so The Umbrella Academy could very well be dethroned after only holding the crown for a week.
The Umbrella Academy and stranger things certainly don’t seem to be in any danger of dropping lower than first and second place just yet. The next show on the list is the Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi, which managed to get 860 million minutes of viewing. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, it’s nothing compared to the multi-billion numbers the top two Netflix series are pulling in.
Overall, Netflix is sitting well on the original series streaming charts, taking six of the top ten spots. In addition to The Umbrella Academy and stranger thingsthe streaming giant has Peaky Blinders, God’s Favorite Idiot, ozark, Lincoln’s lawyerand Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and Internet in the top ten. For the list of the ten best streaming of the acquired series, Netflix does even better, occupying seven places with Criminal Minds, NCIS, Cocomelon, All American, Grey’s Anatomy, Heartlandand Supernatural. It should be noted that Nielsen only records minutes watched on TVs, not mobile devices or computers. It also only measures US audiences and only includes Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video on its streaming charts. Still, those numbers are a big win for Netflix.
With numbers like these, Netflix is probably disappointed that the Duffer Brothers only plan to do one more season. stranger things. The series has always been a hit for the streamer, but the fourth season really seems to be permeating the public consciousness more than usual. The huge popularity of TikTok and Instagram Reels might have played a part in this, as the meme song “Chrissy, Wake Up”, a self-tuned remix of some lines from the series, was everywhere after the release of the first batch of episodes of season four. . And that’s not even taking into account the huge increase in popularity that stranger things brought to the classic Kate Bush banger “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”. The 1985 song became Bush’s first song to reach the US Billboard Top 5 when it peaked at number four. Whether it’s music or TV broadcasting, stranger things always seems to be at the top of the stack. We’ll have to see if he can maintain that streak in the coming weeks.