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
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.

Reelgood: Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Top-Streamed Content for Week Ended Oct. 5

Halloween-inspired movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ topped all streamed content for the week ended Oct. 5, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks first-party intel from how its 5 million users in the U.S. interact with movies and TV shows on the platform in real-time.

The movie, co-starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as Salem witches transported to the modern day, is the most-streamed original movie on any platform in 2022, according to industry sources.

The achievement is significant considering Netflix’s limited series about the late serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (“Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) is now No. 9 on the streamer’s all-time most-viewed programs after just 12 days of release.

The movie also bested a strong slate of competitors, including “Star Wars: Andor,” action-adventure Lou, starring Oscar winner Allison Janney, and Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as the misunderstood big-screen siren.

1. Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
2. “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
3. “Star Wars: Andor” (Disney+)
4. Lou (Netflix)
5. Blonde (Netflix)
6. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (Prime Video)
7. “House of the Dragon” (HBO Max)
8. X (Showtime)
9. “Interview With the Vampire” (Prime Video and AMC+)
10. The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Apple TV+)

Disney: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Most-Watched Original Movie Ever on Disney+ After Three Days

The Walt Disney Co. on Oct. 4 announced that the movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2 is the most-watched Disney+ original movie after 72 hours of release since the platform launched in November 2019.

Hocus Pocus 2 follows up on the 1993 original with the same cast of mischievous witches, including Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

The original movie generated $45 million at the global box office, including $44.3 million across North American screens.

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The sequel was directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jen D’Angelo and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. New cast members include Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale and Hannah Waddingham.