Netflix shares Unbelievable viewing figures

Joe Anderton
Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix
Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix

From Digital Spy

Note: the following article contains discussion of sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.

Netflix is getting better at releasing viewing figures, though its process of doing so - what show and when - still feels a bit random.

Regardless, we are grateful every time the streaming service does give us some info, like when it tweeted: "The critically-acclaimed limited series Unbelievable has been watched by 32 million member households in its first 28 days."

Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix
Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix

The eight-episode series focuses on a woman who was sexually assaulted in her sleep at the age of 18. As she reports the attack and the case gets underway viewers see how poorly she is treated by the people who should be trying to help her.

Related: Unbelievable on Netflix: What happened to the male detectives in real life?

Rather than flocking to her aid, those in positions of authority – the initial detectives assigned to the case and a number of Marie’s foster parents – question her version of events.

The show isn't just a work of fiction either, it is actually based on the award-winning article about Marie Adler, by reporters Ken Armstrong and T Christian Miller.

The real-life Adler has praised the show, calling it "excellent" and commending actress Kaitlyn Dever’s portrayal of herself.

Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix
Photo credit: Beth Dubber - Netflix

Unbelievable is available to stream on Netflix now. You can read the full award-winning article An Unbelievable Story of Rape here.

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct. If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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