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Beckham doc debuts at Netflix #1

October 11, 2023

Beckhamthe new limited docuseries following football superstar David Beckham – debuted atop Netflix’s English TV List with 12.4 million views in the week commencing October 2nd. Season 4 of the coming-of-age series Sex Education stayed strong at #2 (6.6 million views) while Season 5 of Love Is Blind came in at #3 (3.7 million views). One Piece spent its sixth week on the list, this time grabbing the #4 spot (2.5 million views), and Season 5 of Virgin River logged its fifth week on the list at #6 (2 million views). Other docuseries making an appearance this week included Season 1 of UFO thriller Encounters at #5 (2 million views), and true crime stories Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 at #8 (1.8 million views) and Who Killed Jill Dando? at #9 (1.6 million views). Animated series Castlevania: Nocturne returned to the list at #7 (1.8 million views) and The Great British Baking Show closed out the list debuting at #10 (1.6 million views).

All three parts of the crime heist series Lupin (France) snuck onto the Non-English TV List. Part 3 took the top spot, debuting at #1 with 11.6 million views. Parts 1 and 2, which are mainstays on the Most Popular Non-English TV List, were at #2 (3.5 million views) and #4 (2.7 million views) on the weekly list, respectively. Psycho-thriller limited series Dear Child (Germany) spent its fifth week on the list at #3 (3 million views). Elsewhere on the list, Korea continued to dominate with the new comedy Strong Girl Nam-soon debuting at #5 (1.6 million views), reality competition series The Devil’s Plan coming in at #6 (1.5 million views), romantic comedy Destined with You landing at #7 (1.5 million views) and drama Song of the Bandits taking the #9 spot (1 million views). Rounding out the list were limited thriller series Burning Body (Spain) at #8 (1.3 million views) and limited drama series Thursday’s Widows (Mexico) at #10 (1 million views).

The crime thriller Reptile, starring Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Silverstone, claimed the top spot on the English Films List for the second week in a row with 19.9 million views. Fair Play, the new relationship thriller from writer/director Chloe Domont and starring Phoebe Dyvenor and Alden Ehrenreich, debuted at #2 (12.6 million views). Australian rom-com Love Is in the Air came in at #3 (7.2 million views) while family action comedy Spy Kids: Armageddon spent its third week on the list, taking the #7 slot (4.3 million views) and Nigerian thriller The Black Book closed out the list, coming in at #10 (3.7 million views).

The dystopian survival thriller Nowhere (Spain) found itself on top of the Non-English Films List for the second week in a row with 29.9 million views. The film has already entered the Most Popular Non-English Films List at #8 with 53.7 million views to date. New entrants on the weekly list included action thriller Ballerina (Korea) at #3 (10.1 million views), thriller Khufiya (India) at #5 (5 million views), comedy OMG 2 (India) at #7 (2.4 million views) and comedy A Deadly Invitation (Mexico) at #10 (1.7 million views). Returning favourites rounded out the list with romantic drama Forgotten Love (Poland) claiming #2 (10.5 million views), action-adventure Overhaul (Brazil) coming in at #4 (5 million views), true crime documentary Ice Cold: Murder, Coffee and Jessica Wongso (Indonesia) ranking at #6 (2.7 million views), crime drama Street Flow 2 (France) taking the #8 spot (2.1 million views) and thriller Jaane Jaan (India) coming in at #9 (1.9 million views). 

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