Netflix said on Wednesday that Season 3 of Stranger Things was viewed by 64 million households in its first four weeks on the platform, the hit series’ best numbers to date. The revelation came as the streaming service reported better third-quarter earnings that mostly beat Wall Street estimates.
Last month, Netflix re-upped for another trip into the Upside Down, renewing its flagship series for Season 4 and signing series creators/showrunners the Duffer Brothers to a big multiyear overall deal.
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As per usual, Netflix used its quarterly shareholder letter to unpack some of the data related to its original series and movies. Also notable in today’s letter is viewership of its limited series Unbelievable (32 million households in first 28 days) and its family film Tall Girl, starring Ava Michelle, which drew 41M households in its first 28 days. Unbelievable hails from CBS TV Studios.
Also seeing big numbers was Season 3 of La Casa de Papel (aka Money Heist), now the became most-watched show in the platform’s non-English-language territories with 44M households
watching over the first four weeks of release. To date, the company said, it has released 100
seasons of original local-language scripted series from 17 countries and have plans for more than 130 more in 2020.
As Netflix preps for the hybrid theatrical/streaming rollout of its awards-season pics from The Irishman and Marriage Story to The Two Popes during the fourth quarter, it said Q3 successes on the original film side included the Brenda Song-starrer Secret Obsession (40M households in four weeks) and Cindy Chupack’s Otherhood (29M).
Other Q4 movie titles in the pipeline include the Eddie Murphy-starrer Dolemite is My Name; Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds’ 6 Underground; Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat; and The King starring Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp and Joel Edgerton. Also coming are animated pics Klaus and I Lost My Body.