According to Deadline, “Dahmer: The Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” has quickly become one of the biggest hits ever on Netflix’s streaming platform. The show stars Evan Peters, who played “Quicksilver” in X-Men, who played the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. The series reached a staggering 299.84 million hours watched in Netflix’s first week alone.
This made the show the second most followed English-language first week on Netflix after Stranger Things season 4televisionEpisodes. Stranger Things season 4 premiered with 301 million hours watched and Part 2 premiered at 335 million hours.
The series also surpassed “Bridgeton” season 2, which had 252 million viewer hours.
Just 12 days later, “Dahmer” was the ninth most watched series on Netflix with 496.05 million hours watched. At the time, it was called “Squid Game” and “Stranger Things” as the most successful original in Netflix history.
With an average of 8.8 hours per family, Dahmer: Monster was seen by 56 million families in less than two weeks.
The 10-episode series, although Peters plays a serial killer, is told primarily from the victim’s point of view and explores the incompetence and indifference of the police that allowed the demon known as the “Milwaukee Monster” to go to a relentless homicidal madness. years. The series dramatized at least 10 real-life situations in which Dahmer was nearly arrested and eventually released.