By Ray Ampoloquio September 28, 2022

Dahmer enjoys the fifth most-watched series premiere on Netflix

Less than a week after it first came out, Dahmer: Monster - The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, or better yet known simply as just Dahmer, has pulled in very high numbers. 

Dahmer has the fifth most-watched series premiere since Netflix debuted its remodeled viewership data in June, which puts it just right above the likes of Squid Game and the fourth season of Stranger Things.

The 196.2 million people that tuned in to the Evan Peters-led show proves that Netflix was in the right to ink the creator of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy, into a five-year deal.

True crime has always been somewhat of a bread-and-butter for Netflix, but with the success of Dahmer, we'll likely see even more.

Although the average audience probably won't mind, critics aren't all too happy with that possibility for very valid reasons.

At the very least, Netflix will want to maintain this level of detail and quality in future true crime projects if it wants to see the same level of success.