The tell-all Beckham four-part series, released on October 4, saw the Beckhams’ give an intimate insight into their marriage and early romance, their family life, as well as charting David’s footballing career.
According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB), the first episode saw 3,813,100 fans tune in.
The second instalment was also a success reaching 2,868,800 viewers by the week ending October 8.
Beckham has been the streaming service’s topped watched show for two weeks now, with 11,600,000 fans watching globally, according to Netflix’s own data.
Figures: David Beckham’s documentary has amassed a record breaking 3.8million viewers, Netflix’s largest UK audience this year
Programme: The tell-all Beckham four-part series, released on October 4, saw the Beckhams’ give an intimate insight into their marriage, family life and David’s footballing career
The four-episode documentary, titled Beckham, follows Posh and Becks in their personal and professional lives, going through their history together with interviews of the couple.
The footballer told of his struggles with his mental health after becoming public enemy No 1 following his infamous red card upset during the 1998 World Cup, with abuse being levelled at him and his family including angry fans throwing their TVs out of windows and an effigy of him being hung outside a pub.
His wife Victoria also joined him in speaking for the first time about the pain suffered in the aftermath of claims about his alleged affair with Rebecca Loos, with the former Spice Girl breaking down in tears as she confides it was the ‘hardest’ time of her life.
Victoria spoke for the first time of the pain she suffered in the aftermath of the claims about her husband David’s alleged affair.
Almost 20 years after it was claimed he and the personal assistant had become close while he was playing in Spain for Real Madrid, Victoria revealed that the months afterwards were the ‘hardest’ of her life and that she no longer felt like the couple ‘had each other’.
Meanwhile, David admitted he still doesn’t know how they got through the 2003 crisis but he and his former Spice Girl wife knew they had to ‘fight for their family’, and said they felt like they were ‘drowning’ when their high-profile marriage was in the headlines for months.
The former England captain also told how he ‘felt physically sick every day’ as he and Victoria faced a battle to save their marriage.
In a searingly honest interview in the fourth and final episode, Victoria appeared to fight back tears as she was asked if it was the hardest time in their marriage. ‘100 per cent,’ she confessed. ‘It was the hardest period for us. Because it felt like the world was against us.
Sucess: Beckham has been the streaming service’s topped watched show for two weeks now, with 11,600,000 fans watching globally, according to Netflix’s own data
‘Here’s the thing, we were against each other, if I’m being completely honest. Up until Madrid sometimes it felt like us against everybody else but we were together, we were connected, we had each other. But when we were in Spain, it didn’t really feel like we had each other either. And that’s sad. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was. And how it affected me.’
David stunned the world when his alleged relationship with Rebecca was revealed in the now defunct News Of The World newspaper. At the time Victoria had decided to remain in the UK so that her young sons Brooklyn and Romeo could stay in their schools. The decision left David lonely, and he admits that he struggled.
He said: ‘When I first moved to Spain it was difficult because I had been part of a club and a family for my whole career, from the age of 15 to when I was 27. I get sold overnight, the next minute I’m in a city, I don’t speak the language. More importantly, I didn’t have my family.
‘Every time that we woke up we felt there was something else… we both felt at the time that we were not losing each other but drowning.’