Launched by Netflix last week, the series Dahmer: An American Cannibal has been catching the public’s attention in every way. And, it seems, the production developed by Ryan Murphy even managed to get closer to the audience of the 4th season of Stranger Things.
In all, the ten episodes that make up the 1st season yielded about 196.2 million viewers as of September 21. In the plot, viewers can learn a little more about the psychology of Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Evan Peters), one of the most ruthless serial killers in the United States.
In the cast, it is also possible to find Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald and Michael Learned. In addition to Murphy, the executive production is also signed by Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Janet Mock and Carl Franklin, along with Evan Peters himself.
On the internet, several comments have been praising the series while harshly criticizing its more explicit content.
By humanizing the figure of the killer, some people felt that the victims’ stories were erased. However, there are also reports from people who know Jeffrey Dahmer’s story indicating that there is a lot of fidelity in the scripts.
Dahmer breaks viewership records on Netflix
In addition to season 4 of Stranger Things, there were few series that managed to conquer a large number of viewers in just one week of release. In this sense, it is important to mention the Asian phenomena round 6 and All of Us Are Deadthe 2nd season of the melodrama bridgertonthe 3rd season of you and the miniseries inventing Annaby Shonda Rhimes.
However, the way Netflix currently measures its audience can be quite controversial, given that there is no other factor comparing it to other streaming platforms.
In addition, each of them decides how they will account and disclose their numbers according to their own criteria. Thus, the audience of these series can be considered great only within their own catalog.
Although the streaming giant has made some changes to its counting method, many fans still don’t understand how it all happens.
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