September 27, 2022
Netflix streamers apparently love serial killers and predators. From “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” and “The Tinder Swindler” to “Worst Roommate Ever,” the SVOD pioneer has cranked out limited series about death and mayhem with aplomb.
The trend continues with the debut of “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” showcasing the infamous Milwaukee cannibalistic psychopath who killed and sexually abused 17 men and boys from 1978 t0 1991.
The program topped the streamer’s English language TV List with 196.2 million hours viewed across 92 countries for the week ended Sept. 25. The series easily topped the second season of “Fate: The Winx Saga,” with 60.97 million hours viewed. The first season re-entered the chart at No. 5 spot with 20.25 million hours viewed.
The fifth season of “Cobra Kai” generated 38.12 million hours viewed to round out the podium. Seasons one and two of “The Crown” remained on the list with 25.69 million (No. 4) and 17.52 million (No. 7) hours viewed, respectively.
Among English-language movies, moved up to the No. 1 spot with 42.55 million hours viewed across 93 countries in its second week of release. The Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett starrer Lou made its debut at No. 2 with 40.5 million hours streamed across 93 countries. Third place went to Mark Wahlberg in Father Stu with 13 million hours in its debut week.
British music drama I Used to be Famous came in fourth with 11.63 million hours viewed, followed by Tyler Perry’s romantic drama A Jazzman Blues, starring newcomers Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer, with 7.82 million hours viewed.
The non-English language TV chart included four Korean titles: “Narco-Saints” (27.44 million hours viewed), “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (16.89 million hours), “Little Women” (15.02 million) and “Young Lady and Gentleman” (14.74 million).
Topping the list was Mexican drama “El Rey, Vicente Fernández” with 33.34 million hours viewed, while Mexican thriller “Diary of a Gigolo” (18.02 million hours) finished No. 3.
Returning favorite French drama No Limit finished No. 3 on the non-English language Films List with 5.8 million hours viewed. New German thriller The Perfumier (9.38 million hours) and French drama Athena (6.92 million) topped the podium.