Netflix ‘Harry & Meghan’ Beats Rival Streaming Giants In Views
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary caused a stir by sharing insight into their royal lives.
Despite the backlash the couple received, Netflix reported that Harry and Meghan was his second biggest documentary series to date earlier this year.
Additionally, the documentary has now been revealed, it also beat out rival streamers like Prime Video and Disney+, via Express.co.uk.
The highest rated show of the year by Prime Video was The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which garnered 3.2 million viewers for its first episode in September 2022. While, Disney Plus, the first episode of star wars spin-off Obi-Wan Kenobi, had a viewership of 3.1 million within seven days of its release in May 2022, via The Independent.
The Netflix series had more success after Prince Harry released his explosive memoir, Spare.
The first episode of the docu-series was confirmed as the third most-watched show on any streaming service in the UK last year. While, worldwide, the first episode of the documentary was watched by 4.5 million people.
The documentary, released in two parts in December 2022, was the streaming giant’s biggest hit. In the series, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recount their separation from the royal family after their marriage in 2018.
The series debuted with a total of 81.55 million hours watched in its first week, the company revealed in its press release. The series appeared in the Top 10 TV Shows list in 85 countries and was No. 1 in the UK.