11m Brits watch Harry & Meghan interview
Oprah interview ricochets onto Piers Morgan who leaves ITV after criticising Harry & Meghan.
An average of 11.3 million British viewers watched Oprah with Meghan & Harry on ITV.
The bombshell interview attracted a 54% share of the UK television audience.
The numbers make it the most watched show in the UK this year by some distance, well ahead of The Masked Singer finale at 8.6m viewers in February.
The interview drew headlines around the world, and dominated British tabloids.
But yesterday Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan stormed off the set after a weatherman Alex Beresford called him out on his comments. Morgan had repeatedly accused the Duchess of Sussex of lying, acting and playing the victim as well as belittling her claims of mental anguish and racism.
Mental health charity Mind also said it would be talking to ITV over Morgan’s behaviour.
“I haven’t spoken to Piers myself,” but managing director, media and entertainment Kevin Lygo, ITV’s top programmer, had, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said. “I know Kevin Lygo is speaking to him on a regular basis and has done so the last couple of days.”
Asked about Morgan’s storming off the set she said: “I didn’t actually see that.”
“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain,” the network said in a statement.
“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”
An average of 17.1 million viewers watched the special in the USA.
Source: Hollywood Reporter