Jeffrey Dahmer proves to be a hit for Netflix and also for Ryan Murphy. Yes, we are talking about Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which has drawn a huge audience on its launch date. In the first week of its release, this crime television show gathered 196.2M watch hours. With these numbers, the series has reached the very top tier of Netflix hits since it changed the way that it reported rating figures in June 2021. The show has given strong competition to Squid Game, All of Us Are Dead, season four of Stranger Things, and season two of Bridgerton with slightly close numbers, along with a performance of high competing numbers like the third season of You and Inventing Anna. This data was released by Deadline. Well, that’s an appreciable performance by this series.
If we compare the performance of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story to other releases of Ryan Murphy, we can go through the numbers of The Politician (September 2019), Hollywood (May 2020), Ratched (September 2020), and Halston (May 2021). All of them were released before Netflix changed the way of counting watch hours and reporting the data. Even if the criteria were the same, it is likely that The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is significantly bigger than all of those shows. Since September 21, the series has grabbed good numbers on Netflix, impressing the audience and creating a buzz around Jeffrey Dahmer.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is about one of America’s notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the gruesome murders that he committed during his murdering spree between 1978 and 1991. If you are thinking about the release of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 2, it probably won’t come out because Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a limited series – a fictionalized account of actual events. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story came up on Netflix on September 21, starring Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Penelope Ann Miller, Molly Ringwald, Michael Learned, Shaun J. Brown, and many others. In 2018, Murphy signed a giant 5-year deal with Netflix. This limited series is a part of that deal.
The release of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story seemed more of a surprise for the audience as Netflix did not announce the release date at first. Just one week before the launch, Netflix came up with the release date, and the series came up in no time. This factor did not stop the fans from turning in. It seems like the world is really interested in comedy thrillers and understanding the story of Jeffrey Dahmer. The series is largely told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims. It dives deeply into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the serial killer, the Wisconsin native, to go on a multiyear killing spree.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is executive produced by Murphy and Ian Brennan along with Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Evan Peters, Janet Mock, and Carl Franklin. About this 10-part series, Netflix writes, “Across more than a decade, 17 teen boys and young men were murdered by convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did he evade arrest for so long?” Other television series that have reserved their place in this week’s Top 10 list on Netflix are: Fate: The Winx Saga” Season 1 and 2, Cobra Kai Season 5, The Crown Season 1 and 2, Heartbreak High Season 1, Dynasty Season 5, The Imperfects Season 1 and Sins of Our Mother.