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Stranger Things Gets Season 3 Order From Netflix

It’s official! Super fresh hit Stranger Things is coming back for Season 3 as Netflix has made it official. Stranger Things is without a doubt one of the biggest hits Netflix has had and the creators and cast have captured everyone’s imagination in the upside down.

THR reports that while Netflix — like fellow streamers Amazon and Hulu — does not release viewership information, measurement leader Nielsen cited an audience of 15.8 million viewers who watched the season two premiere within three days of its launch. (And nearly 11 million of them were among the key adults 18-49 demographic.) Nielsen also found that 361,000 Netflix subscribers streamed the entire nine-episode second season within 24 hours of its debut. (Netflix declined comment on the Nielsen findings.) Stranger Things 2 also was crowned the most popular show in the country, according to data company Parrot Analytics.

Still, even without ratings from Netflix, Stranger Things ranks as the service’s biggest franchise. The series, which collected 18 Emmy nominations (taking home five) is pulling Netflix into a new business with a series of licensing deals for clothing, posters, toys and collectibles. Given the breakout success of the show (which is owned in-house) and lucrative licensing deals, the show’s child stars are said to be banding together to renegotiate their contracts for upcoming seasons.