Network Ten acquires Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has paid off, serving an average national audience of more than 178 million viewers

The two-hour show was the most watched show on Monday, beating Nine’s Married at First Sight * (1) 07 million); ABC’s Four Corners special, Bursting the Canberra Bubble, which reveals the historic rape charge against Attorney General Christian Porter (891000) examined; Seven new reality show Ultimate Tag (442000); and SBSs The Secret Life of Lighthouses (276000)

“Ten will be over the moon with this result,” says Ian Warner, Partner and Analyst at Moonlighting Media I’m pretty confident this will be one of the top rated non-sports programs of the yearâ ????

The special â ???? in which Meghan accused the royal family of worrying about how dark their baby’s skin would be while revealing that she had been close to suicide during her pregnancy with Archie Rumor has it that he has ten 400It cost $ 000

“This is more than worth it to them,” Warner says, “They more than made the money on advertising revenue, and it’s a great platform to promote their other shows”I wouldn’t be surprised if Ten prime-time programs see some rate bump this week”

The show surpassed other high profile specials including Seven’s Sunday Night 2018 exclusively with Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion (more than 1 million viewers domestically) and Michael Parkinson’s ten interview with Australian from 2014 swimmer Ian Thorpe (129 million viewers nationally) ; during Tracy Grimshaw’s interview with Beaconsfield collapse survivors, Brant Webb and Todd Russell, in 2006 averaged 2.8 million viewers on Nine in the five capital cities alone

In 1995 the ABC showed two programs of Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Harry’s mother Diana, the former Princess of Wales

The first screening â ???? which aired in Australia in the morning at the same time as the evening broadcast on the BBC? Average of 931200 spectators in the capital, while a nightly rerun drew an audience of nearly 1.53 million

In the US, according to preliminary data, more than 17 million Americans watched Winfrey’s bomb interview The numbers are expected to rise when the broadcaster CBS releases the final official data

The interview was the first the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave since stepping down from the British royal family a year ago

While a rating for CBS was successful, the preliminary 171 million viewers were well below that of the Oscars broadcast last year at 23 million â ???? one of the biggest celebrity events on US television

Meghan and Harry’s Tell-All dominated conversation on social media, morning TV shows and newspaper front pages on Monday in the UK and abroad

“We had the radio in the office all day yesterday,” Warner says The interview with Oprah was the main story in any news magazine. There was so much advertising that Ten didn’t even have to advertise itâ ????

The special delivered a winning share of 29 viewers in the metropolis, 9 percent to ten compared to 269 percent for nine and 209 percent for seven

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