Netflix claimed the show broke viewership records at the streaming service, tweeting, "40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch - more than any other film or series in its first four days".
Just a week after the premiere of Stranger Things season three, the hit Netflix show is still spurring conversations about which characters are the worst, which ones are still alive, and what might happen in season four.
The season's first episode over four days had 19.2 million US viewers in the average minute, compared with the Season 2 kickoff, which had 17.7 million. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. All of your favorite characters from the series are here in this video, and I'll tell you what, I'd watch the daylights out of a bonafide STRANGER THINGS anime. Now the Duffer Brothers are finally teasing fans by suggesting what the next chapter will be like. We're pretty excited about where it's potentially going to go. It's hard to parse what Ross may mean from this, but it's certainly interesting to try and guess.
Ross added: "Again, like we said, it's going to feel very different than this season". Those figures, it should also be noted, are based on Cowen's survey conducted in the days leading up to the Stranger Things 3 debut (from June 26 through July 3) and included feedback from 2,500 United States consumers. Smartly, "The Sauna Test" takes its time developing the big scene, which finally explodes in an exciting crescendo of action, when the possessed Billy breaks out and El steps in to fight him.
They also say that 18.2 million households have already finished the whole eight episode season. "That's obviously going to play a huge role in a potential season four".
Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer are now writing the fourth (and possibly final) season of their Netflix sci-fi drama, which ventures outside of fictional IN town Hawkins. The Hawkins girls could use another member of their ranks.