Netflix’s The Guilty watched by 69 million households
James R | On 19, Oct 2021
Netflix’s remake of The Guilty is on course to be one of its most watched original films, the streaming giant has announced.
Based on Gustav Möller’s drama Den Skyldige, the film is written by True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto. It follows a 911 dispatch call operator, who tries to save a caller in danger, but discovers that nothing is at it seems. The movie takes place over the course of a single morning.
It premiered on Netflix on 1st October and now, Netflix has continues its tradition of number-crunching to project its performance among subscribers. The number in question is 69 million – that’s how many households around the world are projected to have watched the film in its first 4 weeks.
Of course, those figures are worth taking with a large pinch of salt. Where a couple of years ago, the streaming giant classed a “view” as someone watching 70 per cent of a movie or a single episode of a show, it now counts the number of accounts that choose to watch a title for “at least 2 minutes”, which it deems as “long enough to indicate the choice was intentional”, as opposed to an accidental click.
Nonetheless it gives an idea of relative popularity, with Netflix’s most watched film to date being Extraction (99 million households) and its 10th most watched film being Father (74 million).
“An intense turn from Jake Gyllenhaal anchors this grippingly simple remake,” we wrote in our review.