Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle put up some big TV ratings, but not big enough to top major football events.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sunday night interview on CBS averaged more than 17 million viewers, which is incredibly respectable. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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However, it was no match for what America actually cares about, which is football. The past Super Bowl was watched by nearly 100 million people and the College Football Playoff semi-final games both also beat the interview.
It just goes to prove that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much drama you spin up, nothing beats football.
You just love to see it!
The #CFBPlayoff Semifinals were the best cable telecasts & best non-NFL sporting event across any network since the 2020 #NationalChampionship, averaging 19 million viewers and reaching 40.8 million viewers across all ESPN platforms pic.twitter.com/GRbdtzhrgp
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 5, 2021
Admittedly, I don’t know anything about royalty in any part of the world. Last time I checked, we started this country because as Americans, we hate the idea of kings and queens.
I’m pretty sure we fought a little thing called the Revolutionary War over the matter. At the very least, that’s what Mel Gibson taught me.
In this country, we watch football and we win world wars. I’ll give a damn about the British when they don’t need us to bail them out of every war they find themselves in.
Until then, you’ll find me drinking Busch Light watching college football with the rest of the country. Hit the music!