The Ratings For Meghan And Harry's Oprah Interview Revealed

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive interview with legendary talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, aired on Sunday, March 7 in the United States and Monday, March 8 in the UK. It seems like everyone on social media has been discussing the bombshell tell-all, and rightfully so. During the two-hour special, Meghan and Harry discussed everything from Meghan's unfair treatment in the UK media to jaw-dropping discussions royal family members had about their concern over "how dark" baby Archie's skin color would be before he was even born.

The Palace has yet to issue a formal response to the Oprah interview; however, everyone from Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel to controversial Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan — who stormed off the set of his show after his co-host blasted him for continually criticizing Markle (via CNN) — have put in their two cents about the eye-opening special. Now, the networks that aired the groundbreaking interview are sharing their ratings and just how many people actually tuned into it.

According to network ratings, millions of people in the United States and the UK tuned into Oprah's interview with Harry and Meghan

Deadline reports that 11.3 million UK viewers tuned into the special, which aired on ITV on the night of Monday, March 8. The two-hour special peaked at 12.3 million viewers, and another 2.2 million viewers tuned in via streaming service ITV Hub, which makes Oprah with Harry and Meghan the "biggest TV show" of the year in Britain.

If you thought that was impressive, then you may be surprised to learn that Americans were seemingly more invested than Brits when it came to watching Meghan and Harry on the small screen. The CBS special drew in a little more than 17 million viewers in the States on Sunday, March 7, making the tell-all the second biggest non-sports broadcast program of the year behind the season premiere of The Equalizer, which aired on Feb. 7 right after the Super Bowl (via The Hollywood Reporter).