Ryan Murphy’s ‘Waiting’ debuted at No. 1 on Netflix, ‘Dahmer’ at No. 2.

By | October 19, 2022

It’s been a good week for Ryan Murphy.

Now in the fourth year of its five-year Netflix deal, it has earned the streamer’s most-watched-of-the-week title for four weeks in a row. For the past three weeks, the limited series “Monster,” starring Evan Peters as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has now moved to No. 2.

At the top of the chart in the October 10-16 viewing window is “The Watcher,” Murphy’s limited series topping the chart with 125 million hours watched in its first four days of availability. Co-produced with Ian Brennan and based on a true story told in a 2018 New York magazine story, the mystery thriller stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale as a married couple.

In its third week of availability, “Monster” was watched for 122.8 million hours. The series has amassed 824.2 million total viewing hours since its Sept. 21 premiere and is Netflix’s most-watched English-language release of all time, second only to “Stranger Things” season 4. That surpassed last week’s 701.4 million hours watched. (Netflix compiles its “Most Popular” chart by measuring a title’s viewership in its first 28 days on stream.)

Compared to non-English language titles, “Monster” in 2010 It’s behind “Squid Game,” which reached 1.7 billion watch hours in 2021, but between last week and this week, “Monster” surpassed “Money Heist” episode 5. It is Netflix’s second most watched English TV title with 792.2 million hours. So when comparing all Netflix series without language restrictions, the top 5 are now “Squid Game,” followed by “Stranger Things” season 4, then “Monster,” then “Money Heist” episode 5, then “Bridgerton” season 2.

Murphy has one other title on Netflix’s top 10 this week: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” debuted at No. 4 on the English movie chart with 20.1 million hours in its first full week, dropping from second place with 35.4 million hours in the October 3-9 viewing window. Available for five days.

Not even another title on the UK TV chart came close to the success of “The Spectator” and “Monster”, but in third place was “Midnight Club” season 1, with 49.9 million hours watched in its first full week. . This is a bump from its first three days of availability, when it debuted at number 4 with 18.8 million hours watched.

Fourth place went to another Dahmer study, the limited unscripted series “Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which was watched for 27.7 million hours in its first full week — down from last week’s No. 2 title with 31.4 million hours.

After ending its run on The CW on September 16 and arriving on Netflix on September 24, Season 5 will spend four weeks in the Top 10. In terms of broadcast ratings, the shows (some recently canceled, like “Dynasty”) are ideal for streaming audiences. From October 10 to 16, it was watched for 18.2 million hours, falling to fifth place.

Netflix’s new animated children’s comedy “Oddballs” premiered on Oct. 7 and topped the chart in its first viewing window of Oct. 10-16, its first full week of availability. The series, adapted from YouTube channel TheOdd1sOut, ranked 6th with 11.9 million hours watched.

Season 9 of “The Blacklist” was watched for 11.8 million hours in its first week on Netflix, after it ended on NBC in May and reached October 9. Season 3 of “Bling Empire” took seventh place at No. 8, with 10.6 million hours watched in its first full week of streaming. “Fate: The Winx Saga” Season 2 spent its fifth week on Netflix’s Top 10 this week with 9.7 million hours watched, landing at No. 9.

The last top 10 season of television was “The Mole” Season 1, which was watched for 9.6 million hours during this viewing window. A revival of the ABC reality series of the same name from 2001 to 2008, “The Mole” continues to air episodes from time to time.

Check out Netflix’s top 10 lists for the week of October 10-16 below, divided into English-language series and non-English-language TV shows, English-language movies, and then non-English-language movies.

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