The third season of Stranger Things is the most-watched installment of the runaway hit horror series to date, with 64 million households tuning in to watch the sci-fi drama in the first four weeks of its premiere on Netflix this past July.
The figures officially make Stranger Things the most-watched original show in the streaming giant’s history.
Netflix revealed the numbers in a quarterly letter to its shareholders, which also included high viewership for the new sleeper hit limited series Unbelievable.
This exceeds the debut season of The Umbrella Academy, which posted over 45 million viewers in its first month this past February.
Netflix and the series creators officially confirmed last month that the series would return for a fourth season.
News of these figures comes at a time when speculation about the show’s fourth season is running rampant. Most of it revolves around Hopper (David Harbour) and what exactly is going on with him.
If you watched the show’s third season, then you know what we’re referring to. Harbour has only fanned those query-flames the last few weeks, both during Late Night With Seth Meyers (where he face-timed the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers) and while hosting Saturday Night Live this past week.
In the latter appearance, Harbour was very close to casually letting a secret fly during his Stranger Things-inspired monologue segment.