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Streamers know there’s always something going on at Netflix. This week, we have some excellent news regarding two of the biggest hits for the streaming service.
Stranger Things Bigger Than Game of Thrones (Duh!)
I knew Stranger Things would be a smash hit the moment I saw its trailer. Now I have the numbers to prove it. Well, they’re not my numbers, exactly. They belong to Parrot Analytics
, a service that tracks the popularity of streaming titles.
According to Parrot, Stranger Things scored 42,000,000 audience members. This puts the sci-fi thriller set in the 1980s ahead of HBO’s immensely-popular Game of Thrones (32,776,515 viewers), and Netflix’s other popular titles, Narcos (11,088,423 viewers), and Orange Is the New Black (8,391,050 viewers). I expect similar numbers of season two of Stranger Things, provided its creators deliver the same action, suspense, pacing, and scriptwriting they offered in the first season.
Speaking of the greatest show