UK's ITV says 12.3 million tuned in for Meghan and Harry interview

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk through a Redwoods forest in Rotorua, New Zealand, Wednesday

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 12 million people watched the British broadcast of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan and Prince Harry on Monday night, the royal editor of the broadcaster ITV said.

Chris Ship said ITV, which showed the two-hour interview a night after it broadcast in the United States, had drawn 12.3 million people at the peak of the programme while the whole show had an average of 11 million viewers.

The interview attracted a 54% share of the television audience at the time.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Paul Sandle)