Tiger King surpasses Stranger Things 2 ratings as hit Netflix series reaches 34.4 million viewers

Tiger King surpasses Stranger Things 2 ratings as hit Netflix series reaches 34.4 million viewers in first 10 days of release

Tiger King is reigning in the ratings department.

The Netflix sensation was watched by 34.4 million unique viewers in its first 10 days of release, according to Deadline, citing Nielsen.

This means the series surpassed the numbers of another hit Netflix series, Stranger Things 2, which was seen by 31.2 million viewers in its first 10 days of release back in 2017.

The cat's meow! Tiger King was watched by 34.4 million unique viewers in its first 10 days of release, according to Deadline

The cat’s meow! Tiger King was watched by 34.4 million unique viewers in its first 10 days of release, according to Deadline

It follows close behind numbers for Stranger Things 3, which reached 36.3 million in its first 10 days.

Tiger King reached an average minute audience of nearly 2.4 million U.S. TV viewers during its premiere weekend of March 20-23.

The new numbers may come as little surprise, considering Tiger King was released as many were ordered to remain at home in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

With a cast of larger-than-life personalities and an even more unreal plot line, it’s no wonder the true crime show captivated the nation. 

Supernatural hit: This means the series surpassed the numbers of another hit Netflix series, Stranger Things 2, which was seen by 31.2 million viewers in its first 10 days of release back in 2017

Supernatural hit: This means the series surpassed the numbers of another hit Netflix series, Stranger Things 2, which was seen by 31.2 million viewers in its first 10 days of release back in 2017

Tiger King tells the real-life story of a zoo owner called Joe Exotic, who spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.

At the heart of the series lies Joe’s rivalry with animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who was accused by Joe of killing her missing multi-millionaire husband, Don Lewis.

Don went missing in 1997 and despite being declared dead, a body has never been found.

Stranger than fiction: Tiger King tells the real-life story of a zoo owner called Joe Exotic, who spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding

Stranger than fiction: Tiger King tells the real-life story of a zoo owner called Joe Exotic, who spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding

This led to Carole being accused of her husband’s murder by rival animal owner Joe Exotic, though she has always protested her innocence.

She said she Don either fled to Costa Rica, or he thrown off a plane over the Gulf Of Mexico. His car was recovered at an airfield in Pasco County.

Detectives have said there was no way one of Don’s private planes could have held enough fuel to take him all the way to Costa Rica, after Carole said he would often fly below the radar because he had lost his pilot’s licence.

Imprisoned: Joe is now serving 22 years for 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot of his arch-nemesis Carole

Imprisoned: Joe is now serving 22 years for 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot of his arch-nemesis Carole

Carole has since married second husband Howard, and she addressed claims made by Joe Exotic that she could have killed her husband and fed to him her tigers.

She has never been charged with any crime, and maintained her innocence when she was questioned about her missing husband on the docu-series.

Joe is now serving 22 years for 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot of his arch-nemesis Carole. 

Cat got your tongue? Carole Baskin's rivalry with Joe Exotic lies at the heart of the Netflix sensation

Cat got your tongue? Carole Baskin’s rivalry with Joe Exotic lies at the heart of the Netflix sensation

 

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