Harry’s interview is trumped by Happy Valley and Call the Midwife: 5.25m tuned in to watch Sarah Lancashire while BBC period drama was watched by 5.1m – compared to just 4.10m for Prince’s Tom Bradby interview
Prince Harry has suffered a ratings blow as it emerged more people watched the latest episode of Happy Valley and Call the Midwife than his blistering interview with Tom Bradby.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, sat down with his friend on ITV at 9pm to hurl another series of barbs at the Royal Family – with more than four million viewers tuning in.
But despite weeks of fevered anticipation, it appears Brits are more interested in the story of a formidable, down to earth West Yorkshire policewoman than that of a multi-millionaire prince looking to air yet more dirty laundry.
BARB figures show the BBC drama starring Sarah Lancashire – which also aired at 9pm – was watched by 5.25m viewers compared to Harry: The Interview’s 4.10m. Call The Midwife, which aired directly before Happy Valley, secured 5.61m.
The Duke of Sussex , 38, sat down with his friend Tom Bradby on ITV to hurl another series of barbs at the Royal Family – with more than four million viewers tuning in
Figures from BARB show that BBC ’s drama starring Sarah Lancashire was watched by 5.25million viewers compared to Harry: The Interview’s 4.10million
The figures provide an early sign the public is growing tired of the Sussexes’ seemingly endless string of media appearances.
Prince Harry’s sit down with Bradby was the first of four primetime interviews he will give to plug his memoir, Spare.
The 38-year-old once again turned a flamethrower on his family, accusing them of being ‘complicit’ in the ‘pain and suffering’ inflicted on his wife and even comparing them to ‘abusers’.
He suggested they helped to ‘trash’ his and Meghan’s reputations, forcing them to move to California, and have ‘shown no willingness to reconcile’.
In a 90-minute discussion, the at times techy royal accused his family of ‘getting in bed with the devil’, and despite conceding they were not racist claimed they were guilty of ‘unconscious bias’.
Harry also backed the Queen’s former lady in waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, who was embroiled in a toxic race row last month, saying she ‘never meant any harm’.
While the interview contained its fair share of bombshells, it appears