This week has seen a massive shift in viewing sentiment on Netflix. While there are still notes of comfort being found within The Crown, with both the death of Elizabeth II and the news of the show’s return prompting some hasty rewatching, the series has been unequivocally usurped by one of the most popular series in Netflix history: Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Based on the tragic and terrifying story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the series has quickly become one of the most viewed shows in the streaming platform’s history. Only truly beaten out by Stranger Things, the treacherous series has grabbed views in its in escapable clutches, with many finding the show ‘too sick” to watch.
To put it into context, the series has gathered 192 million hours of viewing, which is over three times the amount of second-placed Fate: The Winx Saga, with 60 million hours of viewing. With Evan Peters at the helm as the titular murderer, hopes were high that this release would reinvigorate the platform once more, and early signs say it has.
There are three more new entries this week, with Fate: The Winx Saga entering the charts for the first time as those catching season two reinvest their time in the series. There is also a spot on the top ten for the first season of Heartbreak High, which is as Gen-Z as dyed hair at a rally for better phone service as a human right. The fifth season of Dynasty is the final new entry, with over 12 million hours of viewing.
Elsewhere, the chart is pretty plain, with Cobra Kai season five still bringing in viewers, with over 38 million hours of viewing this week. But, in truth, this week is all about Netflix unleashing another cultural juggernaut in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the kind of series that can kickstart Netflix’s lowly beating heart.
Check out the complete list below.
10 most popular series on Netflix this week:
- DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 2
- Cobra Kai: Season 5
- The Crown: Season 1
- Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 1
- Heartbreak High: Season 1
- The Crown: Season 2
- Dynasty: Season 5
- The Imperfects: Season 1
- Sins of Our Mother: Limited Series