The Ultimate Netflix Original True Crime Drama Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is absolutely outperforming every other competing show on the streaming service this week, with close to 200 million hours watched worldwide.
The Ryan Murphy series is also the number one most watched show in 92 countries globally. according to Netflix Top 10 data. By comparison, the second most watched show worldwide was destiny: The Winx Saga: Season 2, racking up just under 61 million hours.
The lurid dramatization of the life of the Milwaukee cannibal and serial killer has been doing the rounds on social media and has become somewhat problematic, with the depiction of events throughout the show too close to reality, which could explain the rise in popularity. .
The last time a show saw such a high viewership count on Netflix was around time volume two of stranger things 4 came into service in July, which saw a 301 million hour astronomical view
Few other true crime series have managed to break the global top ten ranking in the last year, among them are Evil Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives, Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, Y The most hated man on the internet. However, none of them have managed to grab the number one spot, and definitely not by such a huge margin.
Another way that Dahmer has come under fire is that Netflix classifies the true crime series with an LGBTQ+ label, apparently justified only by the fact that Dahmer was gay. This caused an uproar among the community, who found the categorization to be in poor taste, and as such, Netflix removed the tag.