The streaming service itself shared the news on Twitter, writing: "When They See Us has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the US every day since it premiered on May 31."
Director Ava DuVernay responded simply with "*faints*", before being congratulated by her followers.
The limited series has overtaken season four of devilish drama Lucifer which stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, aka the Devil, who abandons Hell to run a nightclub in Los Angeles and then becomes a consultant to the LAPD.
Netflix is famously secretive about its viewing statistics so no exact figures have been released, but the news demonstrates how big an impact When They See Us has had.
The drama is a retelling of real-life events which took place in New York in 1989, when five young black and Latino teenagers were imprisoned for a rape they didn't commit.
Teenagers Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise – known as the Central Park Five – were in jail for years before being exonerated after an already convicted murderer and rapist admitted to the crime they had been incarcerated for.
The Netflix series follows the boys' stories from the night that they were first questioned up to the year they were exonerated.
The cast includes The Wire's Michael K Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Wick star John Leguizamo and Felicity Huffman, with the five boys being played by Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome and Marquis Rodriguez.
When They See Us and Lucifer season 4 are available on Netflix.
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