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Ratched is Netflix’s Top Original Drama this Year with a Viewership of as Big as 48M


The show has beaten records by The Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, among others

Netflix original series Ratched starring Sarah Paulson has become it’s latest golden goose after having 48 million views.

Netflix shared the numbers on social media and said that the drama, whose executive producer is Ryan Murphy, managed to hit the 48 million mark within 28 days of its release, hence making it the “biggest original season one of the year.”

Netflix has shared the viewing data of their originals last year as well, and those that topped the list were You, Sex Education, The Umbrella Academy, and Elite and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Out of this, The Umbrella Academy had a viewership of 45 million views in the first month, while You and Sex Education got views of 40 million.

The Story of Mildred Ratched


Mildred Ratched is a sadistic nurse who appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. She appeared as an antagonist in the movie by the same name which released in 1976 starring Jack Nicholson. Louise Fletcher played the part of Ratched in the movie.

The Netflix series, which has eight episodes in the first season, shows Ratched as the lead character and the story starts from the time she came to Northern California in 1947 to find employment at a leading psychiatric hospital that had recently started conducting some troubling experiments on the already mentally unstable patients. Mildred hijacks the entire operation bit by bit and gets to learn all the secrets they have hidden, all the while presenting herself as the picture perfect nurse. Soon, the darkness hidden inside her starts growing as well and she starts showing the monstrous and twisted tendencies within herself.