Virgin River Surpasses Stranger Things to Achieve Serial High Ratings

For seven of the eight weeks after the release of its fourth season, stranger things held the No. 1 spot in Nielsen’s streaming rankings. The romantic drama Virgin River from Netflix, which has a Hallmark-like aesthetic, overtook the supernatural thriller to take the top spot for the week of July 18-24 with 2.64 billion minutes of watch time.

The series’ previous peak was 2.11 billion minutes per week after the third season debuted last year. It’s the most breakthrough week for the series in the two years of Nielsen’s streaming rankings. Virgin RiverThe fourth season of premiered on July 20.

Virgin River tops stranger things

stranger things maintained its performance and accumulated 2.28 billion minutes of listening. Nearly 37.8 trillion minutes have been watched since season four began on May 27.

Albaa Spanish television series labeled as a Netflix Original in the United States, debuted at number two in the top 10 sources with 416 million minutes watched, followed by Soufflé with 284 million. In his second week in the standings, resident Evil lost ground, dropping 10% to 772 million minutes.

Minutes watched on computers or mobile devices are not included in Nielsen’s streaming ratings, which only consider viewing on televisions. Exclusively Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video are now included in the ratings, which only reflect US viewers and exclude those from other countries.

stranger things completed with just under 2.3 billion minutes of watch time, making it the most-watched English-language series on Netflix overall. Despite a 23% drop from the previous week, it was still considerably ahead of the Russo Brothers spy movie’s first weekend The gray man on Netflix, which has attracted more than 1.4 billion streaming minutes.


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Virgin River, already a much-loved regular, released a 12-episode fourth season on July 20, gaining a loyal but older following. According to Nielsen, about a third of viewers were over 65 and two-thirds were over 50. The TV program, which stars Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge, is based on Robyn Carr’s book about a nurse practitioner who moves from Los Angeles to the faraway village of Virgin River in Northern California. The fifth season has been confirmed.

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