Prince Harry’s first TV appearance since his memoir, “Spare,” was watched by an average of 4.2 million U.K. viewers across TV and streaming on Sunday night. While more than 10 million U.S. viewers tuned in for his “60 Minutes” sitdown.
The audience for “Harry: The Interview” peaked at 4.6 million, making it the most-watched show on U.K. broadcaster ITV last night.
But the program, hosted by ITV news anchor Tom Bradby, was beaten in the ratings by the second episode of BBC drama “Happy Valley,” which snagged 5.3 million viewers according to Broadcast.
Ratings for the interview also fell short of the 11.3 million U.K. viewers who tuned into Harry’s sit-down with Oprah in March 2021, suggesting audiences may be feeling some Harry fatigue.
Hours after his ITV interview aired in the U.K., another interview – this time with Anderson Cooper for “60 Minutes”
The sitdown, which aired in the U.S. from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET on CBS, drew 10.52 million viewers for the broadcast network. That’s up 16% from “60 Minutes’” season average viewership to-date. While impressive numbers, the episode counts as the news program’s third-largest audience of the season.
On social media, “60 Minutes” drove 923 million “potential social impressions,” according to CBS, the largest for the show since its season premiere on Sept. 18, when it garnered 1.6 billion for President Joe Biden’s interview.
Harry has another two pre-recorded television interviews lined up over the next 48 hours: first with Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” later today and then with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s “The Late Show.”