Netflix’s Most Successful Reboot Ever: ‘Dahmer’ Sets Impressive Record – Kino News

“Dahmer” is already on its way to becoming one of the most successful Netflix series of all time. No other newly launched Netflix title has been watched as much as the true crime was recorded in its first week – by a clear margin!


Dahmer: Monsters: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is already a Netflix phenomenon. The fact that true crime is such a popular topic on the streaming service shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the way Marvel superstar Evan Peters’ biography of serial killer took over the world in just one week is unparalleled, which is now also confirmed by data Official Netflix. In total, “Dahmer” aired for 196.2 million hours in its first week.

The only other Netflix titles to hit this number since the streaming service made this data available to the public are Stranger Things from season 4 (286.8 million hours) and Money Heist for season 5 (201.9 million hours). millions). But these are well-established brands that have a loyal fan base. This is a record for a rerun of a series like “Dahmer”!

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Previously, the South Korean zombie series “All Of Us Are Dead” topped the series with 124.8 million hours. So the gap is huge, but that’s at least in part because We’re All Dead had two fewer days in its first week than Dahmer. Because the current true crime was released on Wednesday, while the previous record holder started on Friday. Had “Dahmer” also been released on Friday, which is the usual standard for major Netflix reruns, the race would have been very close. But the record would have gone down like this. After all, people watch a lot more on weekends than on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For films, Red Notice ranks first with 148.7 million hours in its first week. Thus, Dahmer’s film has also surpassed Dwayne Johnson’s success, although the comparisons between films and series are very poor due to their very different runtimes.

But what about the “Squid game”? Did we just forget Netflix’s biggest hit of all time? Not at all, because In fact, the South Korean driver started very slow with only 63.2 million hours. Only from the second week did a global score develop from it, amassing over 1.65 billion watch hours in the first four weeks.

Where does Dahmer’s success come from?

As we mentioned at the beginning, true crime formats are very popular on Netflix. Early in 2019, the streaming provider managed to create real Ted Bundy hype with the documentary “Ted Bundy: A Self-portrait of a Serial Killer,” sparking controversial discussions.because in that time many viewers fainted with the 30-time killer appeal and announced it on social media.

Netflix capitalized on the interest and shortly thereafter purchased the Ted Bundy Extremely Wicked movie, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring former young star Zac Efron as a serial killer.

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Since then, not nearly a month has passed without new true crime content, which has made Netflix the go-to destination for fans of the genre. Starring well-known Marvel star Evan Peters (Quicksilver in the X-Men movies), Dahmer has found wide audience appeal. Ratings 8.4 out of 10 IMDB The audience rate is 87 percent positive rotten tomatoes Speaks clear language. Netflix doesn’t mind the fact that critics are divided (50% of positive reviews).

Dahmer was highly discussed on social media and was widely praised. Overall gist: disturbing and hard to watch, but also engaging and fun with a standout performance from Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer.

The fact that the whole thing is based on a true story, in addition to the brutal murders, also continues to address current issues such as structural racism in the justice system, providing more topics of conversation. Just like the question of whether it is morally acceptable to be entertained by mock murders of real serial killers. But it’s also possible that it’s this hint of the taboo that makes Dahmer more attractive.

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