Tuesday 27 September 2022 11:59 PM Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story garners big ratings despite ... trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 11:59 PM Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story garners big ratings despite ... trends now
Tuesday 27 September 2022 11:59 PM Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story garners Netflix big ratings despite ... trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 11:59 PM Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story garners Netflix big ratings despite ... trends now

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been a ratings hit for Netflix, in spite of the controversy over the project.

The series debuted September 21 to an audience of 196.2 million, garnering the streaming service its best ratings since Stranger Things' season four amid Netflix's switch in reporting ratings since June of 2021, Deadline reported.

With its large total, the limited series starring Evan Peters in the title role eclipsed the numbers amassed by shows such as Inventing Anna (195.97 million) and You's third season (179 million).

The latest: Dahmer ¿ Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been a ratings hit for Netflix, in spite of the controversy over the project. The series stars Evan Peters as Dahmer

The notorious serial killer was seen in a mug shot

 The latest: Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been a ratings hit for Netflix, in spite of the controversy over the project. The series stars Evan Peters as Dahmer 

The ten-part series retells the story of Dahmer from the perspective of his victims, and explores major mistakes Wisconsin police made in handling the probe of the notorious mass murderer, who made national headlines for acts of cannibalism and necrophilia.

The show features at least 10 incidents in which authorities nearly took Dahmer into custody, but didn't, extending the twisted crime spree.

The show also features actors Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford, and Richard Jenkins, with directors Paris Barclay, Carl Franklin, and Janet Mock. 

Miller and Jenkins play the roles of Dahmer's parents, while Nash portrays Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland, who tried in vain to report his bizarre behavior to authorities.

Glare: Peters is glaring forward in the promotional images as he's playing Dahmer, who worked at a Milwaukee chocolate factory

Glare: Peters is glaring forward in the promotional images as he's playing Dahmer, who worked at a Milwaukee chocolate factory

The success of the series has not come without its share of criticism, as many people took to Twitter expressing disgust over the continued commercial success of the true crime genre, and the traumatic impact it might have on survivors

The success of the series has not come without its share of criticism, as many people took to Twitter expressing disgust over the continued commercial success of the true crime genre, and the traumatic impact it might have on survivors

Dahmer in 1992 was convicted of 16 murders he'd been charged with, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. 

He was bludgeoned to death with a metal bar in November of 1994 by Christopher Scarver, another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. The infamous Milwaukee serial killer - who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991.

The success of the series has not come without its share of criticism, as many people took to Twitter expressing disgust over the continued commercial

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