Netflix’s Controversial Show Reaches Major Milestone

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Netflix subscribers continue to watch Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – despite the controversy surrounding it. The Netflix original limited series created by Ryan Murphy, which stars Evan Peters as the convicted serial killer, has drawn millions of viewers since its premiere on September 21 and cements its place as the second most popular English-language series. most popular Netflix of all time. , even beating Bridgerton.

For the third consecutive week, Dahmer overcome the streamer’s top 10 English TV list, earning 205.33 million hours viewed for the week of October 3-9. The series previously racked up 196.2 million watch hours in its first week and 299.84 million watch hours in its second week, bringing the show’s total watch hours in its first three weeks airing at 701.37 million hours and making the show the streamer’s second most popular English show. series of all time. Dahmer only falls behind the fourth season of stranger things on this list, the popular sci-fi series having garnered 1.35 billion hours of viewing in its first month. Dahmer also dominated both seasons of Bridgerton. Meanwhile, squid game remains Netflix‘s most-watched series of any language of all time, having received 1.65 billion hours watched in its first 28 days on the service.

Created by Murphy and Ian Brennan, the 10-part series follows the story of Dahmer, the real life serial killer who murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Largely told from the point of view of his victims, many of whom were black and gay men, the series reveals the unfathomable crimes he committed, the police’s slowness to act, and the impact he left on America and the loved ones of each victim.

Whereas DahmerThe success of cannot be denied, the series has not gone without controversy. Amid a wave of backlash, Netflix recently dropped the LGBTQ category tag from the limited series. The tag was one of many attached to the series with tags for horror and dark categories. The tags are intended to allow subscribers to facilitate search queries for subscribers, and those attached to the LGBTQ tag feature characters that identify with the LGBTQ community and provide representation.

Dahmer also faced backlash from the families of the victims, some of whom have publicly stated that they were not approached by Netflix or anyone attached to the series about the show. Rita Isbell, Errol Lindsey’s sister, wrote for Initiated“Netflix should have asked if we mind or how we feel about doing it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it,” adding that “it’s sad that they’re winning money from this tragedy. It’s just greed.”

Dahmer currently ranks as the #1 streaming series on Netflix in the United States. It also remains the most popular title on Netflix worldwide as of FlixPatrol October 11 Report.

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