Viewers of “Orange Is the New Black” may not be in jail themselves, but a lot of them seem to have locked themselves inside for the weekend to binge watch the fourth season of the Netflix prison drama.
According to The Wrap, Symphony Advanced Media tallied the show’s weekend viewers at 7.179 million adults. While this number blows almost every other recent streaming show out of the water, it can’t compete with Netflix’s “Fuller House,” which scored 8.793 million viewers in its first three days.
While Netflix famously keeps their streaming numbers strictly under wraps, Symphony’s numbers report that “Orange Is The New Black” handily beat every other Netflix show besides the Tanner family reboot, including Marvel’s popular “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” and Season 4 of “House of Cards.”
According to IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller, “Orange Is The New Black” only improves as it progresses. In her review, she writes, “One of the show’s most impressive evolutions is that as it’s progressed, it’s relied less on the elements that made it stand out from other shows. Season 4 features at least one episode devoid of flashbacks, and in general it’s chosen to avoid clinging to the formulas that lesser series might have stuck with.”
Considering the widely positive reviews surrounding this heartbreaking season of “Orange Is The New Black,” and the overwhelmingly negative reviews for “Fuller House,” odds are good that next year’s tallies will stack up very differently.