Outer Banks Dominates Streaming Charts for Netflix After Season 3 Debut

John B and the Pogues returned to Netflix last month, with the release of Outer Banks Season 3. The teen treasure hunting drama has been a hit for Netflix since it debuted in 2020, and it should come as no surprise that the streamer has already renewed it for Season 4. What may be a surprise, however, is just how massive the streaming numbers are for Outer Banks' latest season. It's an even bigger hit than you think.

Nielsen's streaming data from the week of February 20-26 (per The Hollywood Reporter) shows Outer Banks blowing every other streaming title out of the water. The series racked up a whopping 3.15 billion minutes viewed in that time span, the biggest single-week number for any title so far in 2023.

What makes the numbers even more impressive is the fact that Outer Banks Season 3 was only available to half of that data collecting window. The new episodes premiered on Netflix on February 23rd, so the majority of that 3.15 billion total came from a span of just four days.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, about a third of the Outer Banks' total came from subscribers viewing the first two seasons, either rewatching ahead of Season 3 or discovering it for the first time. Typically, older seasons of original shows count for less than 25% of streaming totals after a new season debuts. Outer Banks outperformed many of its peers in that regard.

Outer Banks Season 4

While the performance of Outer Banks Season 3 is nothing short of incredible, Netflix didn't need to see the numbers to hand the series a renewal. Weeks before Season 3 debuted, Netflix renewed Outer Banks for Season 4, confirming it would be back on the streamer in the future.

"The Pogues are enjoying an adventure of a lifetime, and we now get to map out more twists and turns as the joyride continues into season four of Outer Banks," the executive producers said in a joint statement. "Thank you to Netflix, our cast, and the amazing fans who helped to make this happen."

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