Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring.

The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted.

In the US numbers rose 21%, or 370,000, as hit shows such as Stranger Things and Narcos made an impact.

It helped quarterly revenues rise 31% to $2.29 billion, sparking a 20% jump in Netflix’s share price.

In the three months to the end of September Netflix had about 83.3 million subscribers.

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