‘Scoop’ Makes Splash In UK: Prince Andrew Film Draws Nearly 2.8M Viewers On Netflix

Scoop, the Netflix film chronicling Prince Andrew’s humbling interview on the BBC, has enjoyed a relatively regal reception from British audiences.

Based on a book of the same name by Sam McAlister, the woman who played a central role in securing access to the Duke of York, the feature was watched by 2.75M viewers in its first seven days.

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The rating is healthy for Netflix, putting Scoop ahead of other recently launched titles, not least the eye-wateringly expensive 3 Body Problem, which premiered with 1.7M viewers.

Scoop could not quite match fellow royal drama The Crown, however. The Left Bank show’s final season debuted with 2.8M last year, according to official BARB figures supplied by overnights.tv.

The biggest title on Netflix in 2024 has been Fool Me Once’s blockbuster debut of 6.3M viewers in January. Netflix’s UK chief Anne Mensah revealed last month that Fool Me Once is now the streaming service’s eighth most-watched original on record.

Scoop was produced by The Lighthouse and Voltage TV. It stars Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis, the presenter who interrogated Prince Andrew, and Billie Piper as McAlister. Prince Andrew is depicted by Rufus Sewell.

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