‘Stranger Things’ reportedly more popular than ‘House Of Cards’ and ‘Making A Murderer’

Data shows hit series to be one of Netflix's most watched shows

Netflix’s latest hit series Stranger Things is reportedly one of its most popular original shows, according to new data.

Analytics start-up SymphonyAM (Symphony Advanced Media) has claimed that the first season of Stranger Things ranked only behind Fuller House and Orange Is the New Black in terms of viewing numbers.

SymphonyAM revealed to Business Insider that in the first 16 days, 8.2 million people watched Stranger Things, making it more watched than House of Cards, Narcos, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Making A Murderer.


Netflix famously refuses to reveal its viewing figures and has disputed SymphonyAM’s data in the past, calling their findings “remarkably inaccurate”.

However, SymphonyAM claims to gather its data in a similar way to that of traditional television analysts, by installing an app on phones or computers of volunteers and monitoring their viewing choices.

Stranger Things is a supernatural science fiction horror series set in 1980s Indiana, written and directed by The Duffer Brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. It is expected to return for a second season.

Details have also been revealed of the upcoming Stranger Things soundtrack, with the first volume released on Friday (August 12).