‘Beckham’ Is the Biggest U.K. Netflix Premiere Since ‘Harry & Meghan’
Barb (the U.K.’s official TV audience research body) recently conducted a study to determine the most-watched shows of the week. Within days of Beckham’s October 4 premiere, the first episode had netted around 3.8 million viewers, and the second had amassed around 2.9 million viewers.
Based on these findings, Beckham has become the U.K.’s highest-rated Netflix premiere since Harry & Meghan in 2022. This means that Beckham came very close to having higher debut numbers than the royal doc. (Just let that sink in.)
Beckham also beat out a slew of other popular Netflix titles on Barb’s list of most-viewed premieres. This includes Luther: The Fallen Sun (3 million viewers) and Sex Education season 4 (2.75 million viewers).
Beckham had similar success in the U.S., where it held the top spot on Netflix’s list of most-watched shows for two weeks straight. During the week of October 9, it had already accumulated 11.6 million views. (NBD.)
Beckham offers a rare glimpse into Beckham’s personal life and career, beginning with his early soccer (or “football” in the U.K.) days to his relationship with his now-wife, Victoria. In the four-part documentary, the athlete, 48, shares never-before-heard details about his relationship with the Spice Girl, 49, including how he knew she was “the one” before he even met her.
All hail the Beckhams.
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