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'Dahmer: Monster' Kicks Off With Nielsen's Tenth Biggest Streaming Week Ever

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Created by Ryan Murphy and starring Evan Peters as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the limited series “Monster” debuted in Nielsen’s weekly broadcast rankings, with 3.7 billion minutes watched from September 19 to September 25. This not only made it the #1 show, but the tenth most-watched show recorded by Nielsen in a week.

After debuting in the middle of the viewing window on September 21, the series took its place on the list, staying on Netflix for only four days. The success is notable, but not surprising — Nielsen announced its streaming rankings with a four-week delay, while Netflix’s self-reported figures showed “Monster” was the company’s 9th most-watched English-language TV series of all time after it aired. In its first full week, it jumped to the 2nd most-watched spot in its second week.

Netflix titles feature all 10 of Nielsen’s greatest streaming weeks ever. The only weeks past the release of “Monster” were the release of “Tiger King” in 2020, “Ozark” Season 3 in 2020, “Ozark” Season 4 in 2022 and “Stranger Things” Season 4 in 2022. . (Note: Nielsen aggregates all seasons of a show in its metric, so even though these streaming weeks were the result of major releases, they also include viewers of past seasons.) See below for a table detailing each of the top 10 streaming weeks.

Considering that it debuted in the Netflix Top 10 with 196.2 million hours and then reached 299.8 million hours in its first full week, it is predicted that “The Beast” will surpass itself next week and take another place on Nielsen’s all-time list. availability. Netflix and Nielsen metrics are not entirely comparable because the first metric measures viewing in all regions and on all devices, while the second measures viewing on TV screens only in the US. Still, these inconsistencies are unlikely to prevent Nielsen’s “Monster” viewing metric from continuing to grow.

Even though “Monster” has even topped the weekly chart, there is one series that never made it to the chart: Disney+ series “Andor” is the latest entry in the “Star Wars” franchise. The 624 million-minute watch time of the series, which debuted on September 21 with three episodes lasting approximately two hours in total, was not enough to enter the overall Top 10, which includes the games that were put on broadcast services after being shown elsewhere. However, “Andor” managed to become the sixth most-watched original stream.

After “The Beast” on the chart, “Cobra Kai”, which managed to cross the billion mark for the second week in a row, took place. Netflix’s “Karate Kid” spin-off was watched for 1.1 billion minutes between September 19-25, its second full week of airing.

“House of the Dragon” and “Rings of Power” face off for the fourth time, and this week, “House of the Dragon” took the top spot for the first time. “Game of Thrones” prequel took the third place with 1 billion minutes of views, while “Lord of the Rings” followed its rival at number 4 with 977 million minutes of views.

These are not perfect comparisons, as the two shows are shown on different programs and in different formats. While Nielsen can measure all of “House of the Dragon”‘s U.S. views by streaming rankings, since the show only airs on Amazon Prime Video, an estimated one-third of “House of the Dragon” viewers are HBO’s cable broadcasts. Conversely, “The House of the Dragon” episodes start on Sundays, meaning they’re available for the entire viewing window of Nielsen and get the bonus of new episodes appearing at the end of the window, while the Friday release schedule for “The Rings of Power” is new episodes are only available for the second half of the window. means it is.

So, aided by their Sunday lows, “House of the Dragon” audience beat the exclusivity and audience of “The Rings of Power” stream for the first time. Episode 5 of “House of the Dragon” debuted just before this watch window began, and Episode 6, featuring the show’s highly anticipated time-lapse, became available a few hours before Nielsen stopped counting.

“In The Dark,” a CW crime drama that aired its fourth and final season this summer and hit Netflix on September 13, was at #5 on the list. In its first full week of airing, it was watched for 918. The minute, which was 825 million minutes when it entered the list the previous week, increased to million minutes.

The children’s program “Cocomelon”, which entered the lists without publishing new content thanks to regular repetitions, took the sixth place with 817 million minutes watched.

Stuart Long’s biopic “Father Stu,” led by Mark Wahlberg, took 7th place with 717 million minutes watching after its release on Netflix on September 16, five months after its theatrical debut. Netflix original action movie “Lou” starring Allison Janney in the lead role was watched for 681 million minutes and ranked 8th.

“Fate: The Winx Saga” ranked ninth with 685 million minutes watched in Season 2’s first week of release on Netflix.

And at number 10 “El Rey, by Vincente Fernández, a Netflix original series from Colombia, watched 648 million minutes – making it a rare non-English entry in the streaming rankings.

After Nielsen’s top 10 broadcast week charts ever, see Nielsen’s latest Top 10 broadcast rankings below; first broadcast titles from September 19-25, followed by original broadcast titles, purchased titles and movies.