Since Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story released, it has had 196.2 million views on Netflix.
It is the streaming service’s fifth-largest show debut, after only Squid Game, Bridgerton, Stranger Things, and All of Us are Dead.
It’s difficult to compare Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story to Ryan Murphy’s other Netflix shows, such as The Politician (September 2019), Hollywood (May 2020), Ratched (September 2020), and Halston (May 2021), because they all premiered before Netflix changed the way it reports data, but it’s likely that Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is significantly larger than all of those shows.
Evan Peters plays the legendary serial murderer in the ten-part series, which is narrated mostly through the eyes of Dahmer’s victims and delves deeply into the police ineptitude and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to continue on a multiyear killing rampage. The series depicts at least ten incidents in which Dahmer was almost captured but was finally released.
Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, and Michael Learned also appears in the series.
True crime entertainment has a well-documented abundance, ranging from podcasts to television shows to films, and there is no shortage of people engaged in such content. A day after the series premiered, “Dahmer” was one of the top search phrases in the United States.
In other news, The Crown stays at the top of the charts, with seasons one and two both remaining in the top ten following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.