Meghan and Harry’s Netflix present takes a dive as rivals Victoria and David Beckham’s very candid docuseries hits No. 1

Meghan and Harry’s Netflix present takes a dive as rivals Victoria and David Beckham’s very candid docuseries hits No. 1

It is sufficient to spoil the duchess’s newest batch of strawberry jam.

New figures launched by Netflix and obtained by DailyMail.com present that not solely has viewer curiosity in Meghan and Harry fallen off a cliff, the couple has been effectively and really eclipsed by the recognition of their former mates, David and Victoria Beckham.

Engagement figures for 2023, launched final week, reveal that the Beckhams’ eponymous documentary hit the highest spot for international viewing with a whopping 43.9million views between July and December final 12 months.

In that very same interval Harry & Meghan’s Restricted Sequence Volumes I and II, limped in with simply 1.9million views and 12.6million whole views throughout the 12 months.

When it first aired in December 2022 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s docuseries was an instantaneous hit, giving Netflix its largest debut with 81.6million hours considered within the first 4 days. However, after an preliminary frenzy, figures started a gentle slide as hundreds of thousands of viewers misplaced curiosity

'Beckham' was a show that left viewers uplifted by the Beckham's family life, relationship and work ethic. Fans raved at the couple's 'resilience,' and marveled at Beckham's self-effacing grit and ambition

‘Beckham’ was a present that left viewers uplifted by the Beckham’s household life, relationship and work ethic. Followers raved on the couple’s ‘resilience,’ and marveled at Beckham’s self-effacing grit and ambition

When it first aired in December 2022 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s docuseries was an instantaneous hit, giving Netflix its largest debut with 81.6million hours considered within the first 4 days. However, after an preliminary frenzy, figures started a gentle slide as hundreds of thousands of viewers misplaced curiosity and the sequence misplaced traction effectively earlier than the sixth episode aired.

The present has now slumped to 211 on the streaming platform’s international chart whereas ‘Beckham’ is No. 1 with 3.5 instances the viewing figures and 208.5million hours considered within the first two months alone.

The disparity is probably due partially to the truth that followers who had tuned into Harry and Meghan’s docuseries hoping for perception and intimacy have been as an alternative left drained by their relentlessly, ‘woe is me’ tone. Viewers complained concerning the couple’s self-absorption and the truth that for all their enviable privilege they appeared to do nothing however bemoan their lot.

In stark distinction ‘Beckham’ was a present that left viewers uplifted by the Beckham’s household life, relationship and work ethic. Followers raved on the couple’s ‘resilience,’ and marveled at Beckham’s self-effacing grit and ambition.

This was a pair viewers might get behind, the place Harry and Meghan have been a pair viewers might depart behind.

David Beckham's documentary amassed a record breaking 3.8million viewers during its premiere week

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB), the first episode saw 3,813,100 fans tune in

David Beckham’s documentary has amassed a report breaking 3.8million viewers, Netflix’s largest UK viewers this 12 months

Netflix reportedly paid £88million ($100million) for Harry and Meghan's bombshell docuseries as part of a multi-year deal with the streaming giant

Netflix reportedly paid £88 million ($100million) for Harry and Meghan’s bombshell docuseries as a part of a multi-year take care of the streaming big

Engagement figures for 2023, released last week, reveal that the Beckhams' eponymous documentary hit the top spot for global viewing

Engagement figures for 2023, launched final week, reveal that the Beckhams’ eponymous documentary hit the highest spot for international viewing

 In current months there was elevated hypothesis that Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, might lose the $100million deal that they inked with Netflix again in 2020.

Other than their flagging docuseries the couple’s much-vaunted Netflix deal has to date solely produced two reveals which, the most recent figures present, have struggled to generate any curiosity in any respect.

‘Coronary heart of Invictus,’ launched in August 2023 and protecting Prince Harry’s video games for wounded warriors wheezed throughout the road with simply 300,000 views in 2023.

‘Reside to Lead,’ launched in December 2022, about inspiring world leaders and that includes interviews with Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Gloria Steinem garnered simply 800,000 views.

And with regards to bang for his or her buck the Sussex’s with their $100million deal are a great distance from maintaining with the Beckhams whose 43.9million views price Netflix a relatively modest $20million.

Coincidentally that’s the measurement of the Spotify deal that Harry and Meghan misplaced when it fell aside in 2023 with simply 12 episodes of Meghan’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast to point out for it.

The row is believed to have heightened when the Sussexes allegedly accused the Beckhams of leaking stories about them to the press - while royal biographers claimed Meghan 'didn't like the footballer's friendship with Prince William'

The row is believed to have heightened when the Sussexes allegedly accused the Beckhams of leaking tales about them to the press – whereas royal biographers claimed Meghan ‘did not just like the footballer’s friendship with Prince William’

Victoria produced a custom-made white coat and dress for Meghan in 2020 which she wore during her last appearance in Westminster Abbey in March that year (pictured)

Victoria produced a custom-made white coat and gown for Meghan in 2020 which she wore throughout her final look in Westminster Abbey in March that 12 months (pictured)

Here, FEMAIL breaks down how the relationship fell apart - from wedding invitation snubs and disagreements over designer clothing to fears of an upstaging

Right here, FEMAIL breaks down how the connection fell aside – from marriage ceremony invitation snubs and disagreements over designer clothes to fears of an upstaging

Talking on the time Spotify’s Head of Podcast Innovation and Monetization, Invoice Simmons, famously described the couple as ‘grifters,’ saying, ‘I want I had been concerned within the ‘Meghan and Harry depart Spotify’ negotiation. ‘ The F***ing Grifters.’ That is the podcast we must always have launched with them.’

Now, sources are speculating that their Netflix deal could also be about to go the identical method with Meghan’s cooking and life-style present and Harry’s documentary about polo being described as ‘padding,’ by some, whereas others ask what they’ve left to share now that their relationship with the remainder of the royal household is all however over.

Harry and Meghan’s one-time shut friendship with Victoria and David Beckham has equally soured. The previous Spice Woman turned garments designer and her husband have been visitors on the Sussex’s marriage ceremony again in Could 2019.

Meghan usually wore Victoria’s designs with the older girl opening her little black guide of UK stylists to her when she first arrange house within the nation.

Meghan's strawberry jams launched  in April. Pictured, a basket sent to Kelly McKee Zajfen

Meghan’s strawberry jams launched  in April. Pictured, a basket despatched to Kelly McKee Zajfen

Later, in line with biographer Tom Bower, David, 49, and Victoria, 50, supplied the couple refuge of their Los Angeles house after they have been searching for a spot within the States.

However in line with Bower a phone name from Harry to the previous Manchester United star left Beckham ‘livid’ and successfully ended the as soon as heat friendship.

In keeping with Bower the royals have been involved that shut mates have been leaking tales about them to the press and Meghan notably suspected Victoria. Harry known as and repeated this accusation to Beckham and the remainder, and the friendship, is historical past.

Now, to rub salt into the injuries of the Beckhams’ hovering reputation within the face of the Sussex’s decline, Beckham has in all probability spent extra time with King Charles III than Harry has this 12 months, as the previous England captain has been introduced as the most recent ambassador to the King’s Basis.

The King and the previous footballer are actually reportedly ‘bee-keeping buddies’ who’ve exchanged pots of honey from their respective hives in Highgrove and Oxfordshire in addition to bee-keeping ideas.

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