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The DailyWire+ true crime docuseries “Convicting a Murderer,” starring Candace Owens, hit the #1 spot on Rotten Tomatoes’ “Best Documentary TV Shows” list this week.
“Convicting a Murderer” is now the most popular documentary TV show, sitting ahead of FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” and Apple TV’s “The Super Models.” The DailyWire+ series, which reveals what filmmakers left out of the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” premiered on September 7 and released episode 5 of the 10-part series Thursday.
The Netflix series “Making a Murderer” portrayed convicted criminal Steven Avery as an innocent victim of corrupt law enforcement in the murder of Teresa Halbach. “Making a Murderer” sparked a worldwide fascination in the case, attracting around 19 million viewers, but “Convicting a Murderer” pulls back the curtain on what viewers missed in “Making a Murderer.”
“IMPORTANT: Steven is asking for all his supporters to flood Rotten Tomatoes and give ‘Convicting a Murderer’ a bad review,” reads a post on the 36,000-member Facebook group called “Steven Avery is INNOCENT.”
“This garbage and vitriol is NOT TRUE and we need our community to step up and let … Owens know that STEVEN AVERY IS INNOCENT!” the post added.
Before the post, “Convicting a Murderer” was boasting an average review score in the 90s, but is now seeing a drop in that score, down to 71%. Notably, it was just hours after this Facebook post was issued that “CAM” was flooded with bad reviews.
Despite the efforts of Avery’s supporters to tank the audience score, it’s clear audiences love the series.
“Blown away by [Candace Owens’] new docuseries ‘Convicting a Murderer’ on [The Daily Wire]. Congrats, Candace!” wrote comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla.
“Episode 5 of ‘Convicting a Murderer’ has been released today and all I can say is WOW,” X user Tuesday Gazette said. “The misleading narrative from the original #stevenavery doc is extremely disappointing.”
“[Candace Owens], Thank you for doing #ConvictingAMurderer – Someone has to tell Teresa Halbach’s story!” said former New York State Prosecutor and FBI profiler Jim Clemente.
The 10-episode series contains exclusive interviews with subjects not included in the Netflix show, including law enforcement officers, family members, and fans-turned-investigators whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the case.
The latest episode in the series, titled “Manitowoc’s Involvement,” dives into Steven Avery’s $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, for his wrongful conviction in 1985. If you missed the first five episodes of “Convicting a Murderer,” you can still catch up here and become a member to follow the rest of the series. The remaining five episodes will debut weekly on DailyWire+ every Thursday.