Netflix said its original limited series on notorious Milwaukee cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was the streamer’s ratings hit of the third quarter, and the latest data from Nielsen bears it out. Access to 10 episodes of “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” generated more than 3.6 billion minutes consumed across U.S. household televisions for the week of Sept. 19-25, according to Nielsen.
The tally easily bested previous weekly champ “Cobra Kai,” with 1.1 billion minutes consumed across 50 episodes, followed by HBO Max original series “House of the Dragon,” which tallied 1 billion minutes across six episodes. Amazon Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” finished fourth with 977 million minutes across five episodes.
Netflix accounted for the next six charting titles, including series “In the Dark,” with 918 million minutes across 51 episodes, and licensed show “Cocomelon” with 817 million minutes across 17 episodes. Original movies Father Stu and Lou, the latter starring Allison Janney as an ex-CIA covert operator with family issues, tallied 717 million and 681 million minutes, respectively.
|Rank||SVOD Provider||Program Name||No. of Episodes||Minutes Streamed (Millions)|
|1||Netflix||Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story||10||3,658|
|3||HBO Max||House of the Dragon||6||1,008|
|4||Prime Video||The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power||5||977|
|5||Netflix||In the Dark||51||918|
|7||Netflix||Father Stu (2022)||1||717|
|9||Netflix||Fate: The Winx Saga||13||675|
|10||Netflix||El Rey, Vicente Fernández||36||648|
Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.