Los Angeles (USA), Apr 8 (EFE) .- The audience for the series “The Crown” soared during the week after the interview that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave Oprah Winfrey, during a special program aired on March 7 in the United States and the following day in the United Kingdom.
According to an analysis prepared by the consulting firm Nielsen, the week of March 8 to 14, 449 million minutes of “The Crown” were reproduced on Netflix, an increase of more than 85.5% compared to the previous week, when it accumulated 242 million minutes.
The audience measurement of Netflix and other “streaming” platforms is calculated by minutes played and not by viewers, since it is common for several users to share the same account.
In addition, the series about the British family was among the 10 most watched shows that week, despite the fact that its fourth season premiered in November last year.
Specifically, Nielsen estimated that the most watched episodes were from the first season and also a specific chapter from the fourth, entitled “Favorites”, in which Queen Elizabeth II meets with her children to find out which is their favorite.
“The Crown” is a Netflix fiction that chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 until the beginning of the 21st century.
Each season has been set in a decade, with the last one focusing on Margaret Thatcher’s tenure from 1979 to 1990, and Princess Diana’s (Lady Di) turbulent relationship with the rest of the family.
The series and its cast have won several Golden Globes, Emmy and other awards from both the Hollywood Actors Guild and from producers and screenwriters.