Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Topped Streaming for Third Consecutive Week Through Oct. 9

Netflix original limited series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” continued to resonate with household streamers, generating more than 2.3 billion minutes viewed across televisions for the week ended Oct. 9, according to data from Nielsen.

The series about the notorious Milwaukee serial killer from the 1970s and ’80s easily topped the Halloween-themed movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2, which had more than 1 billion minutes streamed on Disney+.

Other top charters included Prime Video’s most expensive TV series ($715 million), “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” with 988 million minutes, and HBO Max’s “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” with 921 million minutes.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed
(Millions)
1 Netflix Dahmer (2022) 10 2,345
2 Disney+ Hocus Pocus 2 1 1,099
3 Prime Video The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 7 988
4 HBO Max House Of the Dragon 8 921
5 Netflix Cocomelon 18 773
6 Netflix Last Seen Alive (2022) 1 747
7 Netflix NCIS 339 720
8 Netflix Gilmore Girls 153 703
9 Netflix Luckiest Girl Alive (2022) 1 647
10 Netflix In the Dark 51 603

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Netflix: ‘From Scratch’ Tops Weekly Streaming, ‘Dahmer’ No. 2 All-Time English-Language TV Show

In its second week of release, “From Scratch” topped Netflix’s weekly most-streamed content, including No. 1 on the English language TV List with 72 million hours viewed through Oct. 30. Starring Zoe Saldaña, the love story pulled in an audience score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and appeared in the top 10 in 84 countries. Ryan Murphy’s “The Watcher” generated 67.5 million hours viewed for No. 2 in its third week. “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” saw almost 41 million hours viewed in its sixth week, to move up to No. 2 all-time among English-language TV shows with 856.2 million hours.

Based on true events, The Good Nurse debuted atop the English-language films list with 68.3 million hours viewed. Starring Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, the thriller was in the top 10 in 93 countries. The School for Good and Evil held onto the No. 2 spot with almost 42 million hours viewed. South African drama Wild Is the Wind had 8.89 million hours viewed. The Curse of Bridge Hollow had 8.2 million hours viewed. In its fourth week, The Luckiest Girl Alive had 8 million hours viewed. Adam Sandler’s classic frightener Hubie Halloween had almost 4 million hours viewed.

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Among non-English language movies, German drama All Quiet on the Western Front was No. 1 with 31.5 million hours viewed. The film was in the top 10 in 90 countries and scored 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Other charting movies included Spanish psychological thriller The Chalk Line (17.36 million hours viewed), Brazilian drama Beyond the Universe (12.4 million hours viewed), Polish horror Hellhole (10.5 million hours viewed), and Italian action-adventure Robbing Mussolini (4.6 million hours viewed). 

Colombian TV drama “Til Money Do Us Part” was No. 1 on the non-English-language TV List for the second week in a row with 51.5 million hours viewed. New entrants on the list included reality series “Dubai Bling,” with 13.7 million hours viewed; Spanish romantic comedy “If Only” saw 9.1 million hours viewed; and Korean drama “Under the Queen’s Umbrella” realized 8 million hours viewed. German dramas “Barbarians I” and “Barbarians II,” Korean dramas “Little Women” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” Italian true-crime docuseries “Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi,” and German historical drama “The Empress” all charted during the week.

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Repeats as Weekly No. 1 Streamed Content Through Oct. 2

Netflix original limited biographical crime series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” again topped all content streamed across household televisions for the week ended Oct. 2, according to new data from Nielsen. The ratings firm said the show generated more than 4.37 billion minutes streamed across 10 episodes to easily best Disney+ original movie Hocus Pocus 2 with 2.72 billion minutes streamed.

Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” rounded out the podium with 966 million minutes streamed across six episodes.

“Dahmer,” about the infamous Milwaukee serial killer who killed and dismembered 17 male victims in the 1970s and ’80s, and the Hocus Pocus sequel together had more minutes (7.1 billion minutes) streamed than the remaining Top 10 programs (6.2 billion) combined.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes
Streamed
(Millions)
1 Netflix Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 10 4,370
2 Disney+ Hocus Pocus 2 1 2,725
3 Prime Video The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 6 966
4 HBO Max House of the Dragon 7 907
5 Netflix Lou (2022) 1 802
6 Netflix Cocomelon 18 782
7 Disney+ Hocus Pocus 1 774
8 Netflix NCIS 339 748
9 Netflix In the Dark 51 665
10 Netflix Cobra Kai 50 653

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

Netflix: ‘The Watcher’ Ends Jeffrey Dahmer’s Reign as Weekly Most-Streamed English Language Content Through Oct. 16

It was a good week to be showrunner Ryan Murphy. The television writer, director, and producer had three shows on Netflix’s weekly top 10 streaming charts through Oct. 16. 

Since its debut on Oct. 13, Murphy’s real-estate thriller “The Watcher” topped all English language views with 125.01 million hours viewed across 90 countries. Starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, the series was in the top 10 in 90 countries. Previous chart topper “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” pulled in an additional 122.78 million hours viewed across 92 countries.

The drama about the infamous serial killer has now accumulated 824.15 million total hours viewed on the streamer’s all-time most-popular list. And on the English language movies list, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, based on the novel by Stephen King and produced by Murphy, had 20.08 million hours viewed.

Separately, “The Midnight Club,” based on the book series by Christopher Pike, generated 49.87 million hours viewed. Documentary series “Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes,” generated 27.71 million hours, while season five of “Dynasty” had 18.23 million hours viewed. The third season of “Bling Empire” had 10.63 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, new entrants on the list include Netflix’s latest animation series, “The Oddballs,” with 11.9 million hours viewed, and reality-competition series “The Mole,” with 9.64 million hours viewed.

On the English-language movies list, Mila Kunis’ Luckiest Girl Alive emerged No. 1 with 57.01 million hours viewed for the second week in a row. The Curse of Bridge Hollow debuted with 25.12 million hours viewed. The Redeem Team, which chronicles the 2008 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team at the Beijing Olympics, generated 10.29 million hours viewed. Ana de Armas’ impressive performance as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde saw another 6.09 million hours viewed.

For the first time, a Polish series took the top spot on the non-English-language TV List. “High Water” had 31.04 million hours viewed. German historical drama “The Empress” finished No. 2 with 28.08 million hours. Spanish thriller “Holy Family” and Korean mystery “Glitch” debuted on the list with 8.51 million hours and 7.44 million hours viewed, respectively. Viewers continued to discover recent hits, including Korean dramas “Little Women” (week six) with 24.99 million hours viewed, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (week 15) with 12.15 million hours viewed, “Alchemy of Souls” (week 15) with 7.75 million hours viewed and “Young Lady and Gentleman” (week eight) with 7.07 million hours viewed, as well as Mexican drama “El Rey, Vicente Fernández” (week five) with 9.36 million hours viewed.

Brazilian romantic comedy Someone Borrowed entered the non-English-language chart No. 1 with 27.38 million hours viewed, while Filipino drama Dollhouse debuted with 4.74 million hours viewed. German horror Old People, Uruguay drama Togo, Indian drama Laal Singh Chaddha, Italian romantic company, Jumping from High Places, African fantasy-drama Aníkúlápó and Indian rom-com Plan A Plan B, all returned to the list.

‘Stranger Things’ Tops ‘Dahmer’ on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart Through Oct. 14

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Oct. 14. The series had a 6.6% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 77.6 times the demand of an average series. “Stranger Things” was No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows.

Another Netflix series, “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” remained No. 2 despite a 29.3% decrease in demand to give it 44.1 times average demand.

The Prime Video fantasy drama “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” rose four spots to No. 3 following a 25% rise in demand expressions to give it 38.7 times average demand. The eighth and final episode of the first season was made available Oct. 14.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” slid a spot to No. 4 with 38.4 times average demand after am 18.4% drop in demand expressions.

The Disney+ Marvel Comics adaptation “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” rose a spot to No. 5 after a 14.9% rise in demand expressions to give it 38 times average demand. The first-season finale was released Oct. 13.

Hype surrounding “She-Hulk” also helped bring the former Netflix series “Daredevil” back into the top 10, up 10 spots to No. 7, as the title character appeared in the final few episodes of the newer series. Since the last new episode in 2018, all three seasons of the show have moved from Netflix to Disney+, which is planning a new version of the show, called “Daredevil: Born Again.”

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Game of Thrones,” with 101.1 times average demand, getting a boost from of prequel series “House of the Dragon,” which was No. 8 with 55.9 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Netflix: ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ Limited Series Now No. 2 Most-Streamed English-Language Series Ever

Showrunner Ryan Murphy’s disturbing limited series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” topped Netflix’s English TV List for the third week in a row, with 205.33 million hours viewed across 92 countries for the week ended Oct. 9. The series is now Netflix’s second- most-popular English language series of all time (701.37 million hours viewed) behind “Stranger Things” season four (1.35 billion hours viewed) after just three weeks.

That said, the series, about an infamous serial killer who killed and sexually tortured 17 men and boys in the Milwaukee area between 1978 and 1991, has generated backlash in the media from some family members whose sons were among Dahmer’s victims. While Netflix was not required to contact the victims’ families since the material was a matter of public record, the streamer did remove the LGBTQ moniker from the show’s home page marketing.

Among English-language movies, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, which Murphy also produced, debuted at No. 2 on the chart with 35.42 million hours viewed across 91 countries.

Not surprisingly, Netflix’s “Conversations With a Killer” documentary series saw “The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes” (31.4 million hours viewed) and “The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” (8.86 million hours viewed) both enter the top 10.

“The Midnight Club” (18.79 million hours viewed), Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series, which recently broke the Guinness World Record for most jump scares in a premiere episode, also reached the chart. Season 3 of “Bling Empire” entered the list with 15.21 million hours viewed. In its fifth week “Cobra Kai” accumulated 13.53 million hours. Australian teen reboot “Heartbreak High” had 9.48 million hours viewed.

The Empress,” a German-language historical drama about the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who has been compared to the latter-day Princess of Wales, stayed atop the non-English-language TV List with 59.43 million hours viewed across 88 countries. Polish drama “High Water” debuted at No. 2 with 45.84 million hours viewed across 78 countries.

Korean content continues to attract streamers. “Little Women” (23.58 million hours viewed), “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (12.22 million hours viewed), “Alchemy of Souls” (9.78 million hours viewed), “Young Lady and Gentleman” (8.52 million hours viewed) and “Narco-Saints” (7.58 million hours viewed) all ranked among the top 10. 

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Mila Kunis, Ana de Armas, Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett, as well as the U.S. men’s basketball team, ruled the English-language movies chart. Based on The New York Times best-seller of the same name by Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive debuted at No. 1 with 43.08 million hours viewed across 91 countries. It was followed by the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde (17.41 million hours viewed), Lou (12.6 million hours viewed), and sports documentary The Redeem Team, featuring Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, as well as a look back at Kobe Bryant (7.85 million hours viewed).

African fantasy-drama Aníkúlápó finished No. 1 on the non-English language films list with 8.73 million hours viewed across 24 countries. New German horror film Old People (6.48 million hours viewed), Uruguay drama Togo (4.14 million hours viewed), Italian romantic comedy Jumping from High Places (3.7 million hours viewed) and Brazil 2002: Behind the Scenes of Brazil’s Fifth FIFA World Cup Victory (1.77 million hours viewed) all made the list. 

Netflix’s Controversial ‘Dahmer’ Miniseries Takes No. 2 Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Netflix’s controversial miniseries “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” rose a spot to No. 2 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended Oct. 7, buoyed by a 19.1% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 61 times the demand of an average series.

The success of “Dahmer” pushed the previous week’s No. 2 digital original, “Cobra Kai,” to third place, as the action series suffered a 20.4% drop in demand expressions to give it 45.9 times average demand.

“Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on the digital originals chart. Despite a 5% decline in demand expressions, the long-running series still had 81.2 times the average series demand.

“Stranger Things” finished the week at No. 2 on Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. “Dahmer” was No. 6 and “Cobra Kai” was No. 10.

Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” rose up to No. 7 and had 30.3 times the average series demand. Like “House of the Dragon,” Parrot said it expects “Rings of Power” to also see an increase in audience attention over the next couple of weeks as it gets closer to its finale on Oct. 14.

After a solid performance the previous week, Disney+’s “Star Wars” series “Andor” saw a 12.5% decrease in demand expressions, pushing it to No. 8 in the rankings with 30.3 times the average series demand.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” was back in the top 10, taking over ninth place on the digital originals chart, with 29.2 times the average series demand. Increased audience attention in the show could be due, at least in part, to Ted Lasso’s fictional team, AFC Richmond, officially becoming a part of the FIFA 2023 video game, with all the players and even the titular character being made available for gamers.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Game of Thrones,” which despite a 6.4% decline in demand over the week was still 96.7 times more in demand than the average series.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ Enters Netflix’s All-Time Top 10 Most-Viewed Series Chart After 12 Days

Netflix subscribers apparently can’t get enough of Jeffrey Dahmer, the late Milwaukee serial killer who killed and sexually tortured 17 men and boys from 1978 t0 1991.

Original limited series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” again topped all English-language streamed episodic content with nearly 300 million hours viewed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, according to new data from Netflix.

The tally nearly tripled the combined viewing hours for most-watched English (Lou with 46.2 million hours) and foreign-language movies and TV shows (French drama Athena with 13.6 million, and German series, “The Empress” with 47.2 million hours, respectively).

Notably, Dahmer now ranks ninth among Netflix’s all-time top 10 viewed English-language TV shows with more than 496 million hours consumed in just 12 days of release — besting “Ozark” season four with more than 491 million hours.

Created by Ryan Murphy and starring Emmy Award winner Evan Peters, “Dahmer” is the second-most watched English-language series in the week behind “Stranger Things” season four

Netflix contends that in less than two weeks, 56 million accounts have seen the series

Separately, Netflix’s much-hyped original Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde, starring Ana de Armas in the title role, generated 37.3 million hours in its debut week.

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Show About Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer Tops Netflix Weekly Streaming Chart

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 ofFate: 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.

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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, Do Revenge 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.