Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove bigger than House Of Cards

Netflix announces horror series’ first weekend more successful than Kevin Spacey show

Famke Janssen as Olivia Godfrey in Hemlock Grove
Famke Janssen as Olivia Godfrey in Hemlock Grove

The Netflix horror series Hemlock Grove, produced by Eli Roth and based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, was watched by more people on its first weekend than their David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show House Of Cards.

Venture Beat reports this statement from the company: “On April 19, we launched all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove, a horror thriller from Eli Roth, and we’re very pleased with its early performance. Hemlock Grove was viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House Of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults.”

The show has had a mixed reaction, and wasn’t competing with the Superbowl like House Of Cards was, but these first figures indicate that Hemlock Grove was a ratings success for Netflix.

Hemlock Grove is available in its entirety on Netflix now, and you can read our review here.